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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 24 — Nov. 28, 2005
  • pp: 9774–9781

Design of donor-type line-defect waveguides three-dimensional photonic crystals

Shoichi Kawashima, Lye Hoe Lee, Makoto Okano, Masahiro Imada, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 24, pp. 9774-9781 (2005)

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We have theoretically investigated the characteristics of three-dimensional (3D) photonic crystal (PC) waveguides formed by the introduction of dielectric line defects. We show that the guided modes in 3D PC waveguides strongly depend on the volume, position and number of dielectric defects introduced. We have succeeded in designing a waveguide structure with a large single-mode bandwidth of 178 nm (range = 1,466 to 1,644 nm) for wavelengths used in optical communications. Our study indicates that there is great flexibility in the design of 3D PC waveguides and that a variety of desirable properties can be obtained by altering the configuration of the line defects appropriately.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

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Original Manuscript: October 13, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2005
Published: November 28, 2005

Shoichi Kawashima, Lye Lee, Makoto Okano, Masahiro Imada, and Susumu Noda, "Design of donor-type line-defect waveguides in three-dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Express 13, 9774-9781 (2005)

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