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Design and analysis of a chip-scale photonic analog-to-digital converter
Author(s): Ahmed Sharkawy; Caihua Chen; BingLin Miao; Shouyuan Shi; Dennis Prather
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present novel designs for all optical analog-to-digital converters simulated and realized in photonic crystal platforms. The designs presented were implemented on both photonic bandgap based structures as well as self collimation based structures. Numerical simulation results as well as fabrication results are also included. Characterization results validate the designs presented for a functional all optical two bit analog to digital converters in photonic crystals. The design presented can be further scaled to higher resolution conversion as well as to no optical frequencies if necessary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7348, Modeling and Simulation for Military Operations IV, 73480T (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818546
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Ahmed Sharkawy, EM Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Caihua Chen, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
BingLin Miao, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Shouyuan Shi, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Dennis Prather, Univ. of Delaware (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7348:
Modeling and Simulation for Military Operations IV
Dawn A. Trevisani, Editor(s)

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