A realistic approach for designing a single-mode Y-branch for weakly guiding material system using particle swarm algorithm

Avad J., Demirtaş M., Kosku Perkgöz N., Ay F.

Optical and Quantum Electronics, vol.52, no.2, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11082-019-2181-5
  • Journal Name: Optical and Quantum Electronics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Al2O3, Integrated optics, Particle swarm algorithm, Photonic design optimization, Waveguide, Y-branch
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


© 2020, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.We designed and optimized a realistic single-mode Y-branch made of a relatively weakly guiding material system, with the aid of particle swarm algorithm combined with a 2D finite-difference time-domain solver. Design fabricability within a 1 μ m-resolution standard lithography was enforced. The proposed design has a mean total insertion loss of 0.45 dB over wavelengths ranging from 1450 to 1580 nm with a footprint of around 40 by 10 μ m. Finally, we investigated the effects of the structure’s sidewalls angle on the fidelity of the simulation.