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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Feb. 23, 2004
  • pp: 617–622

Nanopillars photonic crystal waveguides

Dmitry N. Chigrin, Andrei V. Lavrinenko, and Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 617-622 (2004)

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We present a novel type of a waveguide, which consists of several rows of periodically placed dielectric cylinders. In such a nanopillars photonic crystal waveguide, light confinement is due to the total internal reflection, while guided modes dispersion is strongly affected by waveguide periodicity. Nanopillars waveguide is multimode, where a number of modes is equal to the number of rows building the waveguide. We present a detailed study of guided modes properties, focusing on possibilities to tune their frequencies and spectral separation. An approach towards the specific mode excitation is proposed and prospects of nanopillars waveguides application as a laser resonator are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 2, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 2004
Published: February 23, 2004

Dmitry Chigrin, Andrei Lavrinenko, and Clivia Sotomayor Torres, "Nanopillars photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 12, 617-622 (2004)

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