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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 1 — Jan. 9, 2006
  • pp: 387–396

Supermodes in multiple coupled photonic crystal waveguides

L. C. Botten, R. A. Hansen, and C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 387-396 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.14.000387


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Abstract

We analyze the supermodes in multiple coupled photonic crystal waveguides for long-wavelengths. In the tight-binding limit we obtain analytic results that agree with fully numerical calculations. We find that when the field flips sign after a single photonic crystal period, and there is an odd number of periods between adjacent waveguides, the supermode order is reversed, compared to that in conventional coupled waveguides, generalizing earlier results obtained for two coupled waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

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L. C. Botten, R. A. Hansen, and C. Martijn de Sterke, "Supermodes in multiple coupled photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 14, 387-396 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-1-387


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