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Optica Publishing Group
  • Journal of the Optical Society of Korea
  • Vol. 15,
  • Issue 3,
  • pp. 283-288
  • (2011)

Bandwidth Improvement for a Photonic Crystal Optical Y-splitter

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In this study, a wide-band photonic crystal Y-splitter for TE modes is proposed. A triangular lattice of air holes etched in a GaAs slab is used as the platform. In order to numerically analyze the structures, plane wave expansion (PWE) and finite difference time domain (FDTD) methods are used. In comparison with the structures reported in the literature, the proposed topology has a less complexity while it provides more than 100nm bandwidth. The simplicity of the design, its high transmission ratio and its wide bandwidth makes it a suitable choice for the implementation of photonic crystal integrated circuits.

© 2011 Optical Society of Korea

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