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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1679–1683

Waveguiding properties of surface states in photonic crystals

A. I. Rahachou and I. V. Zozoulenko  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 1679-1683 (2006)

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We propose and analyze novel surface-state-based waveguides in bandgap photonic crystals. We discuss the surface-mode band structure, the field localization, and the effect of imperfections on the waveguiding properties of the surface modes. We demonstrate that surface-state-based waveguides can be used to achieve directional emission out of the waveguide. We also discuss the application of the surface-state waveguides as efficient light couplers for conventional photonic crystal waveguides.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(160.3130) Materials : Integrated optics materials
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2006

A. I. Rahachou and I. V. Zozoulenko, "Waveguiding properties of surface states in photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1679-1683 (2006)

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