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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5033–5038

Study on a compact flexible photonic crystal waveguide and its bends

Bing Chen, Tiantong Tang, and Hao Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5033-5038 (2009)

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The dispersion and transmission characteristics of transverse electric modes of a flexible photonic crystal waveguide are investigated by numerical simulation. Calculated results indicate that for arbitrary-angle bends of this waveguide with very small curved radii no more than two wavelengths, a very high transmission (>98.5%) is observed for a broad enough bandwidth. Owing to its unique advantage of compactness and flexibility, this waveguide is expected to be applied to highly dense photonic integrated circuits after further research.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2009
Published: March 16, 2009

Bing Chen, Tiantong Tang, and Hao Chen, "Study on a compact flexible photonic crystal waveguide and its bends," Opt. Express 17, 5033-5038 (2009)

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