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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2012
  • pp: 7124–7129

Compact wavelength splitter based on self-imaging principles in Bragg reflection waveguides

Bing Chen, Lin Huang, Yongdong Li, Chunliang Liu, and Guizhong Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 29, pp. 7124-7129 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.007124


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Abstract

The self-imaging phenomena in multimode Bragg reflection waveguides (BRWs) have been predicted and investigated by using the plane-wave expansion method and the finite-difference time-domain method. A compact wavelength splitter based on self-imaging principles in BRWs is presented, and its transmission characteristics are investigated by using the finite-difference time-domain method. Calculated results indicate that, for the wavelength splitter without any waveguide bend optimizations, two optical waves with different wavelengths can be spatially separated, and corresponding transmittances are 95.6% and 90.1%, respectively. The simple and compact wavelength splitter is expected to be applied to highly dense photonic integrated circuits.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2012
Published: October 10, 2012

Citation
Bing Chen, Lin Huang, Yongdong Li, Chunliang Liu, and Guizhong Liu, "Compact wavelength splitter based on self-imaging principles in Bragg reflection waveguides," Appl. Opt. 51, 7124-7129 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-29-7124


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