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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Feb. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1070–1078

Efficient coupling to chalcogenide glass photonic crystal waveguides via silica optical fiber nanowires

Christian Grillet, Cameron Smith, Darren Freeman, Steve Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, Eric C. Magi, David J. Moss, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 1070-1078 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.001070


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Abstract

We demonstrate highly efficient evanescent coupling between a highly nonlinear chalcogenide glass two dimensional photonic crystal waveguide and a silica fiber nanowire. We achieve 98% insertion efficiency to the fundamental photonic crystal waveguide mode with a 3dB coupling bandwidth of 12nm, in good agreement with theory. This scheme provides a promising platform to realize low power nanocavity based all-optical switching and logic functions.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2006
Published: February 6, 2006

Citation
Christian Grillet, Cameron Lesley Colwell Smith, Darren Freeman, Steve Madden, Barry Luther-Davies, Eric Magi, David Moss, and Benjamin Eggleton, "Efficient coupling to chalcogenide glass photonic crystal waveguides via silica optical fiber nanowires," Opt. Express 14, 1070-1078 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-3-1070


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