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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 12 — Jun. 13, 2005
  • pp: 4457–4464

Local probing of Bloch mode dispersion in a photonic crystal waveguide

Rob J.P. Engelen, Tim J. Karle, Henkjan Gersen, Jeroen P. Korterik, Thomas F. Krauss, Laurens Kuipers, and Niek F. van Hulst  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 12, pp. 4457-4464 (2005)

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The local dispersion relation of a photonic crystal waveguide is directly determined by phase-sensitive near-field microscopy. We readily demonstrate the propagation of Bloch waves by probing the band diagram also beyond the first Brillouin zone. Both TE and TM polarized modes were distinguished in the experimental band diagram. Only the TE polarized defect mode has a distinctive Bloch wave character. The anomalous dispersion of this defect guided mode is demonstrated by local measurements of the group velocity. The measured dispersion relation and measured group velocities are both in good agreement with theoretical calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 29, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2005
Published: June 13, 2005

Rob J. P. Engelen, Tim Karle, Henkjan Gersen, Jeroen Korterik, Thomas Krauss, Laurens Kuipers, and Niek van Hulst, "Local probing of Bloch mode dispersion in a photonic crystal waveguide," Opt. Express 13, 4457-4464 (2005)

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