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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 7 — Apr. 4, 2005
  • pp: 2295–2302

Transmission of photonic crystal coupled-resonator waveguide (PhCCRW) structure enhanced via mode matching

Chongjun Jin, Nigel P Johnson, Harold M H Chong, Aju S Jugessur, Stephen Day, Dominic Gallagher, and Richard M De La Rue  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 7, pp. 2295-2302 (2005)

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A method for increasing the coupling efficiency between ridge optical waveguides and PhCCRWs is described. This increase is achieved via W1 channel waveguide sections, formed within a two-dimensional triangular lattice photonic crystal using mode-matching. The mode-matching is achieved by low quality-factor modified cavities added to both the input and output ports of the PhCCRW. A three dimensional finite-difference time-domain method has been used to simulate light propagation through the modified PhCCRW. We have fabricated PhCCRWs working at 1.5µm in silicon-on-insulator material. Measurements and simulations show that the overall transmission is improved by a factor of two.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: December 23, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2005
Published: April 4, 2005

Chongjun Jin, Nigel Johnson, Harold Chong, Aju Jugessur, Stephen Day, Dominic Gallagher, and Richard De La Rue, "Transmission of photonic crystal coupled-resonator waveguide (PhCCRW) structure enhanced via mode matching," Opt. Express 13, 2295-2302 (2005)

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