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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 24 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3284–3289

Highly efficient waveguide bends in photonic crystal with a low in-plane index contrast

M. Augustin, H.-J. Fuchs, D. Schelle, E.-B. Kley, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, R. Iliew, C. Etrich, U. Peschel, and F. Lederer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 24, pp. 3284-3289 (2003)

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We report on the realization and characterization of highly efficient waveguide bends in photonic crystals made of materials with a low in-plane index contrast. By applying an appropriate bend design photonic crystal bends with a transmission of app. 75 % per bend were fabricated.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 12, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2003
Published: December 1, 2003

Markus Augustin, H. Fuchs, D. Schelle, E. Kley, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, R. Iliew, C. Etrich, U. Peschel, and F. Lederer, "Highly efficient waveguide bends in photonic crystal with a low in-plane index contrast," Opt. Express 11, 3284-3289 (2003)

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