Annales Des Télécommunications

, Volume 57, Issue 1–2, pp 22–37 | Cite as

Waveguide devices based on active metallic photonic crystals

  • Olivier Vanbésien
  • Jerôme Danglot
  • Didier Lippens


We present a detailed analysis of waveguide devices patterned in two- and three-dimensional metallic photonic crystals. Tuning of guiding properties of electromagnetic waves is induced by a reflectivity modulation of waveguide walls by means of active electronic devices inserted in the 2D lattice. Such an active waveguide acts as a phase shifter in monomode operation as a consequence of the tunable capacitive coupling afforded by the 3D lattice. On this basis, various operating modes of multiport waveguide devices are investigated: (i) a switching operation in a T-shaped structure, (ii) highly directional lateral transfers in a multimode branch line coupler.

Key words

Periodic structure Active waveguide Photonic crystal Two dimensional system Three dimensional system Grid structure Electromagnetic property Directional coupler Microwave phase shifter Stub line 

Guides d’ondes à base de cristaux photoniques métalliques actifs


Nous présentons une étude détaillée de structures guides d’ondes formées dans des cristaux photoniques métalliques bi- et tri-dimensionnels. L’accordabilité des propriétés de guidage des ondes électromagnétiques est obtenue par modulation de la réflectivité des murs des guides induite par l’insertion de composants actifs dans le réseau bidimensionnel. Un tel guide se comporte alors comme un déphaseur en régime monomode grâce au comportement capacitif modulable du réseau devenu tridimensionnel. Sur cette base, différents modes opératoires sont envisagés dans des structures multiports : (i) la commutation dans un guide en T (ii) le transfert latéral directif dans un coupleur simple branche en régime multimode.

Mots clés

Structure périodique Guide d’onde actif Cristal photonique Système bidimensionnel Système tridimensionnel Structure grille Propriété électromagnétique Coupleur directif Déphaseur hyperfréquences Ligne adaptation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Vanbésien
    • 1
  • Jerôme Danglot
    • 1
  • Didier Lippens
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut d’Electronique et de Microélectronique du Nord (IEMN-UMR CNRS 8520), Département Hyperfréquences et SemiconducteursUniversité des Sciences et Technologies de LilleVilleneuve d’Ascq CedexFrance

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