Photonic Crystals in Optical Communications

Outline

Trends in Optical Communications

Computer Interconnects Hierarchy

Finite Difference Time Domain Method

Finite Difference Time Domain Method

Requirements for photonic crystals
interconnects

2D Slab PBG Waveguides

2D Slab PBG Waveguides: Circular Air Holes

2D Slab PBG Waveguides: Elliptical Air Holes

2D Slab PBG Waveguides: Elliptical Air Holes

Fabrication of PC waveguides

2D Slab PBG Waveguide Bends:
Circular Air Holes

Conventional Waveguide Bends

PBG vs. Conventional Waveguides

3D Photonic Crystals

3D PBG Waveguide Bend

3D PBG Waveguide Splitter

3D PBG Waveguide Splitter

Micro-resonators

2D Slab PBG Resonators

Disk Resonators

Conclusions

Future Work