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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 1 — Jan. 4, 2010
  • pp: 117–122

1D photonic band formation and photon localization in finite-size photonic-crystal waveguides

Kirill A. Atlasov, Marco Felici, Karl Fredrik Karlsson, Pascal Gallo, Alok Rudra, Benjamin Dwir, and Eli Kapon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 117-122 (2010)

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A transition from discrete optical modes to 1D photonic bands is experimentally observed and numerically studied in planar photonic-crystal (PhC) LN microcavities of length N. For increasing N the confined modes progressively acquire a well-defined momentum, eventually reconstructing the band dispersion of the corresponding waveguide. Furthermore, photon localization due to disorder is observed experimentally in the membrane PhCs using spatially resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy. Implications on single-photon sources and transfer lines based on quasi-1D PhC structures are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2009
Published: December 22, 2009

Kirill A. Atlasov, Marco Felici, Karl Fredrik Karlsson, Pascal Gallo, Alok Rudra, Benjamin Dwir, and Eli Kapon, "1D photonic band formation and photon localization in finite-size photonic-crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 117-122 (2010)

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