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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 717–722

Optofluidic photonic crystal slow light coupler

Mehdi Hosseinpour, Majid Ebnali-Heidari, Mehdi Kamali, and Hossein Emami  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 717-722 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.30.000717


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Abstract

A multifluid infiltrated input/output coupler for efficient light transmission from a slow light hole-type hexagonal photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) was designed based on the optofluidic technique. The structure of the coupler is similar to a regular PCW, with a little difference in the two innermost rows, which are filled with different fluids. This coupler allows light to experience a step-by-step change in its group velocity as it reaches and passes the central slow light PCW. Simulation results reveal a transmission improvement of more than 75% with the use of a three-fluid infiltrated coupler compared to a conventional PCW, in which the light is inserted directly to the slow light PCW, with a transmission efficiency of about 10%.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(250.4390) Optoelectronics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: November 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2013
Published: February 27, 2013

Citation
Mehdi Hosseinpour, Majid Ebnali-Heidari, Mehdi Kamali, and Hossein Emami, "Optofluidic photonic crystal slow light coupler," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 717-722 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-30-3-717

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