Multimode interference-based photonic crystal waveguide power splitter

Tao Liu, Armis R. Zakharian, Mahmoud Fallahi, Jerome V. Moloney, Masud Mansuripur

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A compact power splitter based on the multimode interference (MMI) effect in photonic crystal waveguides is designed and analyzed. The device size reduction compared with the conventional MMI power splitter can be attributed to the large dispersion of the photonic crystal waveguides. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Photonic-Bands code is used to calculate the band structures of photonic crystal waveguides. The finite-difference time-domain method is adopted to simulate the relevant structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2842-2846
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2004


  • Beam splitter
  • Multimode interference (MMI)
  • Optical waveguides
  • Photonic crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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