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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9444–9450

Photonic crystal waveguides with semi-slow light and tailored dispersion properties

Lars H. Frandsen, Andrei V. Lavrinenko, Jacob Fage-Pedersen, and Peter I. Borel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9444-9450 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.009444


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Abstract

We demonstrate a concept for tailoring the group velocity and dispersion properties for light propagating in a planar photonic crystal waveguide. By perturbing the holes adjacent to the waveguide core it is possible to increase the useful bandwidth below the light-line and obtain a photonic crystal waveguide with either vanishing, positive, or negative group velocity dispersion and semi-slow light. We realize experimentally a silicon-on-insulator photonic crystal waveguide having nearly constant group velocity ~c0/34 in an 11-nm bandwidth below the silica-line.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Citation
Lars H. Frandsen, Andrei V. Lavrinenko, Jacob Fage-Pedersen, and Peter I. Borel, "Photonic crystal waveguides with semi-slow light and tailored dispersion properties," Opt. Express 14, 9444-9450 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-20-9444


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