Photonic Crystals in Optical Communications - Mihail M. Sigalas (Agilent Technologies)

Friday, November 22, 2002 - 10:10am - 1:00pm
Vincent 570
Michalis Sigalas (Agilent Technologies)
Recent trends in optical communications show an increase in device integration along with a decrease in device size. Photonic crystals (PC) may be the platform of future miniaturize optical devices because they can control the light in sizes of the order of the wavelength.

The theoretical tools needed to study PC will be presented. Results for both two dimensional slab PC and three dimensional PC will be shown and the advantages of each case will be discussed