A light source is coupled into photonic crystal devices and a near field optical probe is used to observe the electromagnetic field propagation and distribution at a sub-wavelength scale. Bloch modes are clearly observed.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
B. Cluzel, L. Lalouat, E. Picard, D. Gerard, T. Charvolin, F. de Fournel, and E. Hadji, "Sub-Wavelength Imaging of Light Confinement and Propagation in Soi Based Photonic Crystal Devices," in Integrated Photonics Research and Applications/Nanophotonics, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper IWC1.
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