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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 22 — Oct. 30, 2006
  • pp: 10733–10739

Color separating with integrated photonic band-gap optical diodes: a numerical study

Jiun-Yeu Chen and Lien-Wen Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 22, pp. 10733-10739 (2006)

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An optical diode (OD) and its application based on the photonic band-gap (PBG) property of chiral photonic crystals are presented. The OD is constructed from wave-plates and cholesteric liquid crystals with two different pitches. The component is polarization sensitive and exhibits passive anisotropic transmission analogous to the electronic diode. The non-reciprocal transmission of linearly polarized light at the different PBG regions is discussed. A new scheme of a color-separating system with the OD is proposed. The OD behavior constitutes the operational mechanism for a color splitter.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2006
Published: October 30, 2006

Jiun-Yeu Chen and Lien-Wen Chen, "Color separating with integrated photonic bandgap optical diodes: a numerical study," Opt. Express 14, 10733-10739 (2006)

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