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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1622–1626

Wideband ultralow high-order-dispersion photonic crystal slow-light waveguide

Lei Dai, Tong Li, and Chun Jiang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 1622-1626 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.001622


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Abstract

We propose a two-dimensional photonic crystal line-defect waveguide, in which the two rows of air holes at the two sides of the line defect are infiltrated with dielectric materials. This waveguide exhibits an ultralow high-order-dispersion photonic band. Finite-difference time-domain simulation shows that ultralow high-order dispersion makes an ultrashort Gaussian pulse with width of 0.711 ps or even shorter, to 0.267 ps , propagate without observable pulse broadening and amplitude decrease in a 96 μm long waveguide. The slow light with group velocity of 0.0239 c in a very wide bandwidth of 1.876 THz can theoretically propagate as far as 711 μm with tolerable spread.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2011
Published: June 7, 2011

Citation
Lei Dai, Tong Li, and Chun Jiang, "Wideband ultralow high-order-dispersion photonic crystal slow-light waveguide," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1622-1626 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-7-1622


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