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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 1234–1239

Directional emitter and beam splitter based on self-collimation effect

W. Y. Liang, J. W. Dong, and H. Z. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1234-1239 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.001234


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Abstract

We present a self-collimation-based directional emitter and compact beam splitters in a two-dimensional photonic crystal by using the surface modification method. The simulation results show that highly directional emission with a small angular divergence is achieved over a relative bandwidth of about 10.2%. Furthermore, by only modifying the monolayer structure of the output surface, the compact beam splitters, including the Y-shaped, one-to-three, and one-to-five structures are realized. Such beam splitters have remarkable properties such as symmetrical energy distribution and high transmission.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

Citation
W. Y. Liang , J. W. Dong, and H. Z. Wang, "Directional emitter and beam splitter based on self-collimation effect," Opt. Express 15, 1234-1239 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-3-1234


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