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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3416–3418

Theoretical study on photonic devices based on a commensurate two-pattern photonic crystal

Lin Jia and Edwin L. Thomas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3416-3418 (2011)

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In two-dimensional optical chip applications, the optical wave is classified to two modes according to its polarization: TE and TM. It is desirable to integrate multiple optical wave control devices for different polarizations onto the same plane at the scale of the wavelength. Here we demonstrate a periodic two-pattern photonic crystal with a large, complete photonic bandgap (PBG). It comes from the superposition of two substructures: one contributes the TM PBG and the other contributes the TE PBG. By purposely introducing defects into the substructures, photonic devices for different polarizations can be integrated to bend, split, and resonate TM/TE waves simultaneously on the same plane.

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OCIS Codes
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: June 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2011
Published: August 26, 2011

Lin Jia and Edwin L. Thomas, "Theoretical study on photonic devices based on a commensurate two-pattern photonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 36, 3416-3418 (2011)

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