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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Apr. 28, 2008
  • pp: 6033–6040

Coupled-wave model for triangular-lattice photonic crystal with transverse electric polarization

Kyosuke Sakai, Jianglin Yue, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 6033-6040 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.006033


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Abstract

We present a coupled-wave model for a triangular-lattice two-dimensional (2D) photonic crystal (PC) with a transverse electric (TE) polarization and derive a set of coupled-wave equations. We use these equations to obtain analytic expressions that describe the relations between the resonant mode frequencies and the coupling constants. We calculate the resonant mode frequencies for a PC composed of circular holes. These agree well with the frequencies calculated using the 2D plane wave expansion method. We also evaluate the coupling constants of fabricated samples using their measured resonant mode frequencies. Our analytic expressions allow the design and evaluation of feedback strength in triangular-lattice 2D PC cavities.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: February 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2008
Published: April 14, 2008

Citation
Kyosuke Sakai, Jianglin Yue, and Susumu Noda, "Coupled-wave model for triangular-lattice photonic crystal with transverse electric polarization," Opt. Express 16, 6033-6040 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-9-6033


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