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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4077–4079

Design and fabrication of high-efficiency photonic crystal power beam splitters

Wei Jia, Jun Deng, Hong Wu, Xiangyin Li, and Aaron J. Danner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 4077-4079 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004077


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Abstract

Efficient beam splitters in a planar photonic crystal waveguide with corrugated terminators were designed, fabricated, and characterized. Experimental results showed that these beam splitters have high splitting efficiency and power intensity in the propagation direction, an achievement made possible through a design method employing a genetic algorithm-based optimization method. High-efficiency power beam splitters are useful components in integrated optics, and the design implemented here is particularly suited for integration with other optical components.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: July 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2011
Published: October 12, 2011

Citation
Wei Jia, Jun Deng, Hong Wu, Xiangyin Li, and Aaron J. Danner, "Design and fabrication of high-efficiency photonic crystal power beam splitters," Opt. Lett. 36, 4077-4079 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-20-4077


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