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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — May. 3, 2004
  • pp: 1996–2001

Topology optimization and fabrication of photonic crystal structures

P. I. Borel, A. Harpøth, L. H. Frandsen, M. Kristensen, P. Shi, J. S. Jensen, and O. Sigmund  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1996-2001 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.001996


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Abstract

Topology optimization is used to design a planar photonic crystal waveguide component resulting in significantly enhanced functionality. Exceptional transmission through a photonic crystal waveguide Z-bend is obtained using this inverse design strategy. The design has been realized in a silicon-on-insulator based photonic crystal waveguide. A large low loss bandwidth of more than 200 nm for the TE polarization is experimentally confirmed.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

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Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: March 30, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2004
Published: May 3, 2004

Citation
P. Borel, A. Harpøth, L. Frandsen, M. Kristensen, P. Shi, J. Jensen, and O. Sigmund, "Topology optimization and fabrication of photonic crystal structures," Opt. Express 12, 1996-2001 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-9-1996


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