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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3192–3194

Compact three-port optical two-dimensional photonic crystal-based circulator of W-format

Victor Dmitriev, Marcelo N. Kawakatsu, and Francisco J. M. de Souza  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3192-3194 (2012)

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A three-port optical circulator of W-format based on 2D photonic crystal is presented. This circulator is more compact as compared to the known one of the traditional Y-format. The W-circulator does not have rotational symmetry. As a consequence, the frequency responses for different port excitation are slightly different, as it is shown by symmetry analysis and by numerical simulations.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2012
Published: July 25, 2012

Victor Dmitriev, Marcelo N. Kawakatsu, and Francisco J. M. de Souza, "Compact three-port optical two-dimensional photonic crystal-based circulator of W-format," Opt. Lett. 37, 3192-3194 (2012)

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