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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Feb. 18, 2008
  • pp: 2461–2468

Direct determination of photonic band structure for waveguiding modes in two-dimensional photonic crystals

Shin-ichiro Inoue, Shiyoshi Yokoyama, and Yoshinobu Aoyagi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 2461-2468 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.002461


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Abstract

We directly determine the experimental photonic band dispersion structure of waveguiding modes under the light line in a two-dimensional photonic crystal (2D PhC) waveguide by using angle-resolved attenuated total reflection spectroscopy. Resonance coupling between the external evanescent wave from total reflection within the prism and the waveguiding modes in the 2D PhC provides clear information on individual band components by resolving the angle (i.e., wave vector k) and photon energy. The experimentally determined photonic band structure, which is essential for understanding the novel light propagation properties of PhC systems with many degrees of freedom, agrees well with the band structure predicted by theory. Furthermore, we demonstrate the accuracy and suitability of this method by analyzing field distribution and eigen-photon-energy calculations for a model structure identical to the experimental arrangement of the prism and sample structure.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(300.6490) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, surface
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(240.5698) Optics at surfaces : Reflectance anisotropy spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: December 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2008
Published: February 6, 2008

Citation
Shin-ichiro Inoue, Shiyoshi Yokoyama, and Yoshinobu Aoyagi, "Direct determination of photonic band structure for waveguiding modes in two-dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Express 16, 2461-2468 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-4-2461


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