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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — May. 3, 2004
  • pp: 1823–1831

Analysis of splitters for self-collimated beams in planar photonic crystals

David M. Pustai, Shouyuan Shi, Caihua Chen, Ahmed Sharkawy, and Dennis W. Prather  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1823-1831 (2004)

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In this paper, we present methods for beam splitting in a planar photonic crystal, where the light is self-guided as dictated by the self-collimation phenomenon. We present an analysis of a one-to-two and one-to-three beam splitter in a self-guiding photonic crystal lattice and validate our design and simulations with experimental results. Moreover, we present the first one-to-three splitter in a self-guiding planar photonic crystal. Additionally, we discuss the ability to tune the properties of these devices and present initial experimental results.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 8, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2004
Published: May 3, 2004

David Pustai, Shouyuan Shi, Caihua Chen, Ahmed Sharkawy, and Dennis Prather, "Analysis of splitters for self-collimated beams in planar photonic crystals," Opt. Express 12, 1823-1831 (2004)

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