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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9502–9507

Broadband waveguide intersection with low-crosstalk in two-dimensional photonic crystal circuits by using topology optimization

Yoshinori Watanabe, Yoshimasa Sugimoto, Naoki Ikeda, Nobuhiko Ozaki, Akio Mizutani, Yoshiaki Takata, Yoshinori Kitagawa, and Kiyoshi Asakawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9502-9507 (2006)

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Topology optimization has been used to design intersections in two-dimensional photonic crystal slab waveguides. We have experimentally confirmed that the optimized intersection displays high-transmittance with low-crosstalk for the straightforward beam-propagation line.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: July 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Yoshinori Watanabe, Yoshimasa Sugimoto, Naoki Ikeda, Nobuhiko Ozaki, Akio Mizutani, Yoshiaki Takata, Yoshinori Kitagawa, and Kiyoshi Asakawa, "Broadband waveguide intersection with low crosstalk in two-dimensional photonic crystal circuits by using topology optimization," Opt. Express 14, 9502-9507 (2006)

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