A Novel Design of Photonic Crystal Lens based on Negative Refractive Index

Haxha, Shyqyri and AbdelMalek, Fathi (2008) A Novel Design of Photonic Crystal Lens based on Negative Refractive Index. In: Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), March 2008, China. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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In this study a concave lens based on two dimensional photonic crystal platform with negative refractive index is presented. The proposed lens is employed as a spot-size converter to facilitate coupling of the light from a single mode fibre with a large spot-size area into photonic crystal waveguide with a very small spot-size area, even smaller than the operating wavelength. Optimisation of the lens and its integration with the single mode fibre and photonic crystal waveguide into a single optical chip was performed by employing 2D Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD). A significant reduction of the optical chip dimensions and high coupling efficiency have been achieved by optimizing each device (the lens and the photonic crystal waveguide).

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: Invited paper
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications > TK5103.59 Optical communications, Fibre-optics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 13:42
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 12:55
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13313 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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