By Topic

Analysis of finite 2D photonic crystals of columns and lightwave devices using the scattering matrix method

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
J. Yonekura ; Div. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Yokohama Nat. Univ., Japan ; M. Ikeda ; T. Baba

The scattering matrix method was applied to the analysis of finite two-dimensional photonic crystals and lightwave devices. Results indicated that 1) the light transmission at the photonic band gap (PBG) is suppressed to less than -30 dB in the densely packed and honeycomb crystals, both of which are composed of only four rows of unit cells of semiconductor columns and 2) this PBG effect is weakened to half when the nonuniformity from 10 to 30% is brought to the diameter of columns. Also, the light propagation in defect waveguides with abrupt bends, a branch and a directional coupler was demonstrated by this method. It was found that the coupling loss at the input end of the waveguide is drastically changed by the shape of the input end. The reflection loss at 600 bends was estimated to be less than 1 dB, and the excess loss at an abrupt Y-branch was estimated to be 0-4.6 dB, depending on the frequency of the input wave. The demultiplexing and power dividing functions were expected in a directional coupler with a submicron coupling length, which is considered to be due to antiguide characteristics of the waveguides

Published in:

Journal of Lightwave Technology  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 8 )