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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2736–2738

Three-color photonic crystal demultiplexer based on ultralow-refractive-index metamaterial technology

Nikolaos J. Florous, Kunimasa Saitoh, and Masanori Koshiba  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 20, pp. 2736-2738 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002736


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Abstract

We numerically demonstrate the operation of a novel class of wavelength-division demultiplexing circuit based on photonic crystal waveguides that are entirely synthesized by ultralow-refractive-index metallic nanopillars. The operational principle of the newly proposed device is based on the phenomenon of total external reflections in ultralow-refractive-index metallic photonic crystal structures (metamaterials). In addition we provide detailed design guidelines for optimum device performance. The low propagation losses and compact size, as well as temperature-insensitive operation over a wide temperature range, are only a few of the advantages of the proposed technology, making this new type of demultiplexer an excellent candidate for applications in the visible spectrum.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Citation
Nikolaos J. Florous, Kunimasa Saitoh, and Masanori Koshiba, "Three-color photonic crystal demultiplexer based on ultralow-refractive-index metamaterial technology," Opt. Lett. 30, 2736-2738 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-20-2736

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