Topology Optimised Broadband Photonic Crystal Y-Splitter

Peter Ingo Borel, Lars Hagedorn Frandsen, Anders Harpøth, Martin Kristensen, Jakob Søndergaard Jensen, Ole Sigmund

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    Abstract

    A planar photonic crystal waveguide Y-splitter that exhibits large-bandwidth low-loss 3 dB splitting for TE-polarised light has been fabricated in silicon-on-insulator material. The high performance is achieved by utilising topology optimisation to design the Y-junction and by using topology optimised low-loss 60° bends. The average excess loss of the entire component is found to be 0.44±0.29 dB for a 100 nm bandwidth, and the excess loss due to the Y-junction is found to be 0.34±0.30 dB in a 175 nm bandwidth.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalElectronics Letters
    Volume41
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)69-71
    ISSN0013-5194
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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