We investigate a novel double-trench waveguide where a conventional single-mode strip waveguide is embedded into a two-dimensional photonic crystal slab. Low-loss guiding (50dB/cm) is demonstrated with an expanded bandwidth. Effects of cladding asymmetry are characterized.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
S. J. McNab, N. Moll, and Y. Vlasov, "Waveguiding in double trench photonic crystal waveguides and effects of cladding asymmetry," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IFD4.
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