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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1525–1527

Efficient photonic crystal directional couplers

Morten Thorhauge, Lars H. Frandsen, and Peter I. Borel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 17, pp. 1525-1527 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001525


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Abstract

We demonstrate highly efficient and spectrally flat broadband coupling in photonic crystal directional couplers. The result is obtained by use of a novel design with smaller holes between coparallel photonic crystal waveguides for efficient channel-to-channel coupling. The system studied is based on a planar hexagonal photonic crystal lattice of holes made in silicon-on-insulator material. Results from three-dimensional finite-difference time domain modeling are shown to closely match results measured on fabricated samples.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves

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Morten Thorhauge, Lars H. Frandsen, and Peter I. Borel, "Efficient photonic crystal directional couplers," Opt. Lett. 28, 1525-1527 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-17-1525


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