Optimization of Epsilon-and-mu-near-zero Refractive Index Photonic Structure to Design Unidirectional Transmission Device

Turduev M., Bor E., Yasa U. G., Kurt H.

20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018, Bucharest, Romania, 1 - 05 July 2018, vol.2018-July identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2018-July
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icton.2018.8473584
  • City: Bucharest
  • Country: Romania
  • Keywords: photonic crystals, integrated optics, phase shift, mode order converter, differential evolution algorithm
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


© 2018 IEEE.In this study, we introduce a novel approach for designing an unidirectional transmission device by using a photonic crystal (PC) structure that exhibits the properties of epsilon-mu-near-zero media. The selected PC structure consists of dielectric rods and positions of certain preselected rods in y-direction are optimized via an evolutionary algorithm to obtain the unidirectional transmission of light. Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method is used to perform numerical analyses for the proposed device. In addition, experiments are carried out at microwave frequencies to demonstrate the unidirectional light transmission. It is shown that a good agreement between numerical calculations and experimental measurements is achieved.