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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jun. 26, 2006
  • pp: 6303–6307

Design of compound-defect waveguides in three-dimensional photonic crystals

Shoichi Kawashima, Makoto Okano, Masahiro Imada, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 6303-6307 (2006)

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We designed three-dimensional (3D) photonic crystal (PC) waveguides by simultaneously introducing one acceptor-type and two donor-type line defects. The waveguides have an extremely large single-mode bandwidth, which covers more than 90% of the complete photonic band gap. The relatively large group velocity and the mode-field localization in the air core should prevent unintended nonlinear phenomena for ultra-short pulse propagation. These promising characteristics could only be achieved by using 3D PCs, which have the advantages of complete light confinement and no restrictions of the light cone.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2006
Published: June 26, 2006

Shoichi Kawashima, Makoto Okano, Masahiro Imada, and Susumu Noda, "Design of compound-defect waveguides in three-dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Express 14, 6303-6307 (2006)

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