Two-dimensional (2D) slab photonic crystal waveguides (PCWGs) on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer were designed and fabricated. Full photonic band gap, band gap guided mode, and index guided mode were observed by measuring the transmission spectra. Mini-stop-bands in the PCWG were simulated with different structure parameters. Coupling characteristics of PCWG were investigated theoretically considering the imperfections during the fabrication process. It was found that suppressing power reservation effect can realize both short coupling length and high coupling efficiency.
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Yidong Huang, Xiaoyu Mao, Chao Zhang, Lei Cao, Kaiyu Cui, Wei Zhang, and Jiangde Peng, "Photonic crystal waveguides and their applications Invited Paper," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 704-708 (2008)