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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 2463–2473

Tight-binding calculation of radiation loss in photonic crystal CROW

Jing Ma, Luis Javier Martínez, Shanhui Fan, and Michelle L. Povinelli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 2463-2473 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.002463


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Abstract

The tight binding approximation (TBA) is used to relate the intrinsic, radiation loss of a coupled resonator optical waveguide (CROW) to that of a single constituent resonator within a light cone picture. We verify the validity of the TBA via direct, full-field simulation of CROWs based on the L2 photonic crystal cavity. The TBA predicts that the quality factor of the CROW increases with that of the isolated cavity. Moreover, our results provide a method to design CROWs with low intrinsic loss across the entire waveguide band.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2013
Published: January 25, 2013

Citation
Jing Ma, Luis Javier Martínez, Shanhui Fan, and Michelle L. Povinelli, "Tight-binding calculation of radiation loss in photonic crystal CROW," Opt. Express 21, 2463-2473 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-2-2463


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