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Topology-optimized and dispersion-tailored photonic crystal slow-light devices
Author(s): Lars H. Frandsen; Andrei Lavrinenko; Peter I. Borel; Jacob Fage-Pedersen; Anders Harpøth; Ole Sigmund; Jacob S. Jensen; Martin Kristensen; Amélie Têtu; Tapio Niemi
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Paper Abstract

We review our work done for topology optimization of passive photonic crystal component parts for broadband and wavelength dependent operations. We show examples of low-loss topology-optimized bends and splitters optimized for broadband transmission and demonstrate the applicability of topology optimization for designing slow-light and/or wavelength selective component parts. We also present how the dispersion of light in the slow-light regime of photonic crystal waveguides can be tailored to obtain filter functionalities in passive devices and/or to obtain semi-slow light having a group velocity in the range ~(c0/15 - c0/100); vanishing, positive, or negative group velocity dispersion (GVD); and low-loss propagation in a practical ~5-15 nm bandwidth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6781, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV, 67812P (21 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.741068
Show Author Affiliations
Lars H. Frandsen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Andrei Lavrinenko, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Peter I. Borel, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Jacob Fage-Pedersen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Anders Harpøth, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Ole Sigmund, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Jacob S. Jensen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Martin Kristensen, Univ. of Aarhus (Denmark)
Amélie Têtu, Univ. of Aarhus (Denmark)
Tapio Niemi, Tampere Univ. of Technology (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6781:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV
Ming-Jun Li; Jianping Chen; Satoki Kawanishi; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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