Waveguide circuits in three-dimensional photonic crystals

TitleWaveguide circuits in three-dimensional photonic crystals
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBiswas R, Christensen C, Muehlmeier J, Tuttle G, Ho KM
Journal TitlePhotonics and Nanostructures-Fundamentals and Applications
Date Published04/07
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1569-4410
Accession NumberISI:000260929400002
Keywords3-D photonic bandgap crystal, BENDS, design, Waveguide bend

Waveguide circuits in three-dimensional photonic crystals with complete photonic band gaps are simulated with finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulations, and compared with measurements on microwave scale photonic crystals. The transmission through waveguide bends critically depends on the photonic crystal architecture in the bend region. We have found experimentally and theoretically, a new waveguide bend configuration consisting of overlapping rods in the bend region, that performs better than the simple waveguide bend of terminated rods, especially in the higher frequency portion of the band. Efficient beam splitters with this junction geometry are also simulated. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Alternate JournalPhotonics Nanostruct.