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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1952–1954

Flexible photonic crystal waveguide branches with arbitrary branching angles

Bing Chen, Tiantong Tang, and Hao Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 1952-1954 (2009)

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A fundamental Y branch based on a flexible photonic crystal waveguide is presented. By combining this fundamental Y branch with flexible waveguides, flexible waveguide branches with arbitrary branching angles are constructed. Numerical simulations of these branches indicate that without any structural optimization, near-complete transmission is observed within a wide frequency band. Owing to their unique flexibility, these waveguide branches are expected to be applied to high-density photonic integrated circuits after further research.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2009
Published: June 22, 2009

Bing Chen, Tiantong Tang, and Hao Chen, "Flexible photonic crystal waveguide branches with arbitrary branching angles," Opt. Lett. 34, 1952-1954 (2009)

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