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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28388–28397

Ultra-compact photonic crystal waveguide spatial mode converter and its connection to the optical diode effect

Victor Liu, David A. B. Miller, and Shanhui Fan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28388-28397 (2012)

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We design an extremely compact photonic crystal waveguide spatial mode converter which converts the fundamental even mode to the higher order odd mode with nearly 100% efficiency. We adapt a previously developed design and optimization process that allows these types of devices to be designed in a matter of minutes. We also present an extremely compact optical diode device and clarify its general properties and its relation to spatial mode converters. Finally, we connect the results here to a general theory on the complexity of optical designs.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2012
Published: December 6, 2012

Victor Liu, David A. B. Miller, and Shanhui Fan, "Ultra-compact photonic crystal waveguide spatial mode converter and its connection to the optical diode effect," Opt. Express 20, 28388-28397 (2012)

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