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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8069–8075

Compact bends for multi-mode photonic crystal waveguides with high transmission and suppressed modal crosstalk

Victor Liu and Shanhui Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8069-8075 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.008069


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Abstract

We demonstrate an extremely compact bend for a photonic crystal waveguide supporting three spatial modes. The bend exhibits nearly 100% transmission over a relative bandwidth of 1% with less than 1% crosstalk. We show that our design is robust with respect to fabrication errors. Our design method is applied to create a structure consisting of dielectric rods, as well as a structure consisting of air holes in a dielectric background.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: February 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 2013
Published: March 27, 2013

Citation
Victor Liu and Shanhui Fan, "Compact bends for multi-mode photonic crystal waveguides with high transmission and suppressed modal crosstalk," Opt. Express 21, 8069-8075 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-7-8069


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