Christophe Minot

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Lightwave communications is a necessity for the information age. Optical links provide enormous bandwidth, and the optical fiber is the only medium that can meet the modern society's needs for transporting massive amounts of data over long distances. Applications range from global highcapacity networks, which constitute the backbone of the internet, to the(More)
The modal method is applied to the problem of conical diffraction on a rectangular slit metallic grating lying on an arbitrary multilayer medium. In the approximation of the surface impedance boundary condition on the grating walls, a single matrix equation is obtained, whose coefficients are expressed simply by the reflectivities on the different layers. A(More)
Quantum cascade devices processed into double metal cavities with subwavelength thickness and a grating on top are studied at terahertz frequencies. The power extracted from the devices as a function of the device thickness and the grating period is analyzed owing to electrodynamical modeling of dipole emission based on a modal method in multilayer systems.(More)
Structuring the coupling constant in coupled waveguide arrays opens up a new route towards molding and controlling the flow of light in discrete structures. We show coupled mode theory is a reliable yet very simple and practical tool to design and explore new structures of patterned coupling constant. We validate our simulation and technological choices by(More)
Coupled mode theory for waveguide arrays is extended to next-nearest neighbor interactions using propagation equations. Both lateral diffraction and propagation of Floquet-Bloch waves are altered respectively by extra coupling and non-orthogonality between isolated waveguide modes. The analytical formula describing the distortions of the diffraction(More)
We demonstrate both theoretically and experimentally that discrete diffraction resonance can be designed, fabricated, and successfully probed in functionalized - guidonic - coupled waveguide arrays. We evidence that double-barrier patterning of the coupling creates wavelength-independent angular tunnel resonance in the transmitted and the reflected(More)
We show that elegant and inspiring photonics can be achieved in inhomogeneous waveguide arrays. We engineer light flow in waveguide arrays via patterning the coupling strength between waveguides which is key for light distribution within the discrete metamaterial. Applications range from multiport beam-steering discrete analogues of reflection and(More)
On the basis of European 1sr project results in the field of photonics, the OPTIMIST thematic network has produced a roadmap for optical communications. This work is described in the present article which provides scenarios for the evolution of the optical network in the coming 10 years. Predictable developments in optical components, sub-systems and(More)