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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 13 — Jun. 25, 2007
  • pp: 8391–8400

Polarization and thickness dependent guiding in the photonic crystal slab waveguide

Khadijeh Bayat, Sujeet K. Chaudhuri, and Saffiedin Safavi-Naeini  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 13, pp. 8391-8400 (2007)

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We investigated the impact of the thickness of the two-dimensional triangular photonic crystal (PC) on modal propagation along a PC slab waveguide. A single line defect optical waveguide in photonic crystal slab was designed by three-dimensional finite difference time domain method, plane wave expansion and effective index methods. The thickness of the PC slab waveguide was optimized to provide modal propagation for both TE-like and TM-like polarizations within the normalized frequency band of a/λ.=0.26–0.268.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: February 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 1, 2007
Published: June 20, 2007

Khadijeh Bayat, Sujeet K. Chaudhuri, and Saffiedin Safavi-Naeini, "Polarization and thickness dependent guiding in the photonic crystal slab waveguide," Opt. Express 15, 8391-8400 (2007)

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