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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1581–1585

Three-dimensional power splitter based on self-imaging effect in multimode layer-by-layer photonic crystal waveguides

Tianbao Yu, Nianhua Liu, Qinghua Liao, Dongying Zhang, and Jianyi Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 10, pp. 1581-1585 (2012)

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The self-imaging effect based on symmetrical interference in multimode layer-by-layer photonic crystal waveguides (PhCWs), is numerically studied with finite-difference time-domain simulations. With the properties of twofold images, a kind of three-dimensional (3D) PhCW-based power splitters with an ultracompact size using complete photonic bandgaps is proposed, calculated, and analyzed. The presented structure can be extended for the design of M×N power splitters for 3D photonic integrated circuits applications.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2012
Published: March 29, 2012

Tianbao Yu, Nianhua Liu, Qinghua Liao, Dongying Zhang, and Jianyi Yang, "Three-dimensional power splitter based on self-imaging effect in multimode layer-by-layer photonic crystal waveguides," Appl. Opt. 51, 1581-1585 (2012)

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