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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 11995–12001

Reconfigurable multimode photonic-crystal waveguides

Hamza Kurt and David S. Citrin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 11995-12001 (2008)

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We present the design and analysis of a novel reconfigurable photonic-crystal waveguide (PCW). The predefined waveguide is the result of the refractive-index variation of three rows of holes that can be obtained by the infiltration of liquids within what are otherwise air holes in a two-dimensional triangular-lattice photonic crystal. We compute the power transmission through the reconfigurable PCWs as well as through arbitrary waveguide bends. The advantages of writing reconfigurable PCW of a multimode nature are highlighted. We demonstrate the necessity to infiltrate high-refractive-index substances to obtain efficient power transfer via reconfigurable manner.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2008
Published: July 25, 2008

Hamza Kurt and David S. Citrin, "Reconfigurable multimode photonic-crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 11995-12001 (2008)

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