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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 6 — Mar. 19, 2007
  • pp: 3502–3506

Broadband single-mode waveguiding in two- and three-dimensional hybrid photonic crystals based on silicon inverse opals

Gaoxin Qiu, Kevin Vynck, David Cassagne, and Emmanuel Centeno  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 6, pp. 3502-3506 (2007)

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Hybrid 2D-3D heterostructures are a very promising way for waveguiding light in 3D photonic structures. Single-mode waveguiding of light has been demonstrated in heterostructures where a 2D photonic crystal consisting of a triangular lattice of silicon rods in air was intercalated between two silicon inverse opals. In this paper, we show that by using a graphite lattice of rods instead of a triangular one, it is possible to enlarge the maximal single-mode waveguiding bandwidth by more than 70 %, i.e. up to 129 nm centered on 1.55 μm. The sensibility to the 2D layer structure parameters is lower, offering enhanced experimental flexibility in the design of the structure.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2007
Published: March 19, 2007

Gaoxin Qiu, Kevin Vynck, David Cassagne, and Emmanuel Centeno, "Broadband single-mode waveguiding in two- and three-dimensional hybrid photonic crystals based on silicon inverse opals," Opt. Express 15, 3502-3506 (2007)

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