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Circular-lattice photonic crystal Taper for optical waveguides
Gilliard N. Malheiros-Silveira

Last modified: 2012-01-02


A new taper to coupling two ridge waveguides with different width dimensions by means of a circular-lattice photonic crystal has been theoretically investigated. The studies were carried out by using a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. Coupling efficiency above 65 % was obtained for waveguides whose widths were related by a factor of five.


photonic crystals, optical waveguides, integrated optics devices