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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2005
  • pp: 3069–3076

Analysis of strategies to improve the directionality of square lattice band-edge photonic crystal structures

Haroldo T. Hattori, Vitor M. Schneider, Rogério M. Cazo, and Carmem L. Barbosa  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 15, pp. 3069-3076 (2005)

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Recently, photonic crystal band-edge structures have been analyzed in the literature. However, most devices that have been presented so far emit light in different directions. We present a modal analysis (no gain included) of a few schemes to improve the directionality of these devices, i.e., in such a way that light that exits from them will travel mainly in a certain direction, eventually coupling its energy to a wide waveguide.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers

Original Manuscript: August 3, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 27, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2005
Published: May 20, 2005

Haroldo T. Hattori, Vitor M. Schneider, Rogério M. Cazo, and Carmem L. Barbosa, "Analysis of strategies to improve the directionality of square lattice band-edge photonic crystal structures," Appl. Opt. 44, 3069-3076 (2005)

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