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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 3934–3939

Propagation loss reduction of photonic crystal slab waveguides by microspheres

Chii-Chang Chen, Ya-Lun Tsai, Che-Lung Hsu, and Jenq-Yang Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 3934-3939 (2004)

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Dielectric microspheres are theoretically studied to reduce the propagation loss of Si-based photonic crystal slab waveguides. Two-dimensional photonic crystal formed by etched air hole can act as a template for microsphere sedimentation. The analytical results show that the transmission of the photonic crystal slab waveguides with microspheres can be enhanced to be around twice that without microspheres.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 14, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

Chii-Chang Chen, Ya-Lun Tsai, Che-Lung Hsu, and Jenq-Yang Chang, "Propagation loss reduction of photonic crystal slab waveguides by microspheres," Opt. Express 12, 3934-3939 (2004)

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