We propose and evaluate a 2-D photonic crystal waveguide with a single line defect that uses rectangular holes adjacent to waveguide, arranged in a hexagonal geometry. With an aspect ratio of 2:1 in rectangular holes, we obtained transmission efficiency of 94% which is larger than previously reported for its circular and elliptical counterpart. By controlling the single parameter of rectangular air hole, the slow light performance of the improved efficiency structure is analyzed. In the irregular waveguide, slow light is achieved with low group velocity and very low group velocity dispersion over large signal bandwidth of 23 GHz. The normalized delay bandwidth product (NDBP) for the proposed design is also measured and compared with NDBP of waveguide when instead of rectangular holes, elliptical holes is used adjacent to waveguide with same aspect ratio 2:1. Improvement in normalized delay bandwidth product is obtained for our proposed design when elliptical air holes of aspect ratio 2:1 adjacent to waveguide are replaced by rectangular holes of same aspect ratio.
An optical Miller coding scheme is proposed with the help of high speed electrical logic gates. With both Miller and Manchester being from the same family of code, i.e., 1B/2B, the former has less electrical spectrum compared with that of Manchester coding and thereby demonstrates a relatively higher tolerance against fiber dispersion within a certain range of distance. The applicability of this code in optical communication has not been explored adequately by the researchers until now, despite its advantages. Here we have investigated the dispersion tolerance of this code and found it to be nearly 1.2 times that of Manchester coding. The dispersion tolerance of Miller code obtained is from −306.4 to +263.9 ps/nm at 1 dB power penalty.
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International Conference on Communication and Electronics System Design