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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 12 — Jun. 16, 2003
  • pp: 1371–1377

General methods for designing single-mode planar photonic crystal waveguides in hexagonal lattice structures

N. Wu, M. Javanmard, B. Momeni, M. Soltani, A. Adibi, Y. Xu, and R. K. Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 12, pp. 1371-1377 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.001371


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Abstract

We systematically investigate and compare general methods of designing single mode photonic crystal waveguides in a two-dimensional hexagonal lattice of air holes in a dielectric material. We apply the rather general methods to dielectric-core hexagonal lattice photonic crystals since they have not been widely explored before. We show that it is possible to obtain single mode guiding in a limited portion of the photonic bandgap of hexagonal lattice structures. We also compare the potentials of different photonic crystal lattices for designing single-mode waveguides and conclude that triangular lattice structures are the best choice.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: April 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2003
Published: June 16, 2003

Citation
N. Wu, M. Javanmard, B. Momeni, M. Soltani, Ali Adibi, Y. Xu, and R. K. Lee, "General methods for designing single-mode planar photonic crystal waveguides in hexagonal lattice structures," Opt. Express 11, 1371-1377 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-12-1371


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