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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 307–309

Photonic-crystal time-domain simulations using Wannier functions

Christian Blum, Christian Wolff, and Kurt Busch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 307-309 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000307


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Abstract

We present a Wannier-function-based time-domain method for photonic-crystal integrated optical circuits. In contrast to other approaches, this method allows one to trade CPU time against memory consumption and therefore is particularly well suited for the treatment of large-scale systems. As an illustration, we apply the method to the design of a photonic-crystal-based sensor, which utilizes a dual Mach–Zehnder–Fano interferometer.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2010
Published: January 14, 2011

Citation
Christian Blum, Christian Wolff, and Kurt Busch, "Photonic-crystal time-domain simulations using Wannier functions," Opt. Lett. 36, 307-309 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-307


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