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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13351–13367

Nanophotonic computational design

Jesse Lu and Jelena Vučković  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13351-13367 (2013)

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In contrast to designing nanophotonic devices by tuning a handful of device parameters, we have developed a computational method which utilizes the full parameter space to design linear nanophotonic devices. We show that our method may indeed be capable of designing any linear nanophotonic device by demonstrating designed structures which are fully three-dimensional and multi-modal, exhibit novel functionality, have very compact footprints, exhibit high efficiency, and are manufacturable. In addition, we also demonstrate the ability to produce structures which are strongly robust to wavelength and temperature shift, as well as fabrication error. Critically, we show that our method does not require the user to be a nanophotonic expert or to perform any manual tuning. Instead, we are able to design devices solely based on the user’s desired performance specification for the device.

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OCIS Codes
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: March 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2013
Published: May 24, 2013

Jesse Lu and Jelena Vučković, "Nanophotonic computational design," Opt. Express 21, 13351-13367 (2013)

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