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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2423–2428

Directional emission from photonic crystal waveguides

Chii-Chang Chen, T. Pertsch, R. Iliew, F. Lederer, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2423-2428 (2006)

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We propose a novel photonic crystal waveguide design with defects at the termination to provoke directional emission. Because the resulting optical field distribution at the waveguide exit resembles a triple point source, the light can emit with low angular divergence. This phenomenon appears both in photonic crystal structures formed by dielectric rods as well as by air holes.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Chii-Chang Chen, T. Pertsch, R. Iliew, F. Lederer, and A. Tünnermann, "Directional emission from photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 14, 2423-2428 (2006)

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