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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2005
  • pp: 8606–8611

Broadband topology-optimized photonic crystal components for both TE and TM polarizations

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


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 21, pp. 8606-8611 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.008606


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Abstract

Several planar photonic crystal components topology-optimized for TE-polarized light, including 60° bends, Y-splitters, and 90° bends, have been characterized for the TM polarization. The experimental results are confirmed by finite-difference time-domain calculations. The surprising efficiency for TM-polarized light is found and paves the way for photonic crystal components suitable for both polarizations.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: August 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2005

Citation
A. Têtu, L.H. Frandsen, J.S. Jensen, O. Sigmund, A. Harp∅th, M. Kristensen, and P.I. Borel, "Broadband topology-optimized photonic crystal components for both TE and TM polarizations," Opt. Express 13, 8606-8611 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-21-8606


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