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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2004
  • pp: 289–295

Optimization of a two-dimensional photonic-crystal waveguide branch by simulated annealing and the finite-element method

Woo Jun Kim and John D. O'Brien  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 289-295 (2004)

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The finite-element method including simulated annealing algorithm is adopted for the analysis and optimization of photonic-crystal waveguiding structures. The dispersion relations of the photonic-crystal waveguides are found by solution of an eigenvalue equation. The waveguide structures including bends and branches are analyzed by use of a scattering formulation. The symmetry of the structure is exploited to classify the modes as well as to reduce the computations. Based on the transmission spectra of a waveguide’s bends and branches, a branch is optimized by use of the simulated annealing algorithm.

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OCIS Codes
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

Woo Jun Kim and John D. O'Brien, "Optimization of a two-dimensional photonic-crystal waveguide branch by simulated annealing and the finite-element method," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 289-295 (2004)

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