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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 972–974

Study on optical waveguides based on omnidirectional reflection of two-dimensional photonic crystals

Bing Chen, Tiantong Tang, Chunliang Liu, and Hao Chen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 972-974 (2010)

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The omnidirectional reflection of two-dimensional photonic crystals and an optical wave-guiding structure based on omnidirectional reflection are presented, respectively. The dispersion and transmission characteristics of waveguides using this structure are investigated by numerical simulations using the plane wave expansion method and the finite-difference time-domain method, respectively. Numerical results indicate that, for an optimized 90° waveguide bend, a very high transmission ( > 98 % ) can also be observed. This waveguide is expected to be applied to highly dense photonic integrated circuits after further research.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2010
Published: April 20, 2010

Bing Chen, Tiantong Tang, Chunliang Liu, and Hao Chen, "Study on optical waveguides based on omnidirectional reflection of two-dimensional photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 972-974 (2010)

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