We show that trench defect in a photonic crystal slab leads to efficient wave-guiding. Based on trench-waveguide geometry, slow-light devices and coupled-cavity micro-resonator arrays can be fabricated with scalable (holographic) photolithography avoiding electron-beam lithography.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
A. G. Yamilov and M. Herrera, "Trench Waveguide in Photonic Crystal Slab," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper QFG3.
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