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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9287–9292

Optical switches and logic gates based on self-collimated beams in two-dimensional photonic crystals

Yuanliang Zhang, Yao Zhang, and Baojun Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9287-9292 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.009287


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Abstract

A device for optical switches and logic gates is proposed in two-dimensional photonic crystals based on self-collimated beams. The main structure of the device is a line-defect-induced 3 dB splitter. Operating principle, as revealed by both theoretical calculation and finite-difference time-domain simulation, is based on the interference of reflected and transmitted self-collimated beams. This device is potentially applicable for photonic integrated circuits.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2007
Published: July 13, 2007

Citation
Yuanliang Zhang, Yao Zhang, and Baojun Li, "Optical switches and logic gates based on self-collimated beams in two-dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Express 15, 9287-9292 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-15-9287


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