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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18190–18199

Optical characterization of coupled resonator slow-light rib waveguides

Jeremy Goeckeritz and Steve Blair  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18190-18199 (2010)

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We report on the design, fabrication and optical characterization of a slow light waveguide created using a linear array of coupled resonators in a large cross-section rib waveguide. Structures with as many as 25 high aspect ratio resonators are experimentally investigated. The measured propagation loss, group velocity, and delay-bandwidth product (DBP) are presented. The metric DBP/unit loss is also introduced, with a value 38/dB. Finally we discuss a method for further reducing loss in the slow-light rib waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2010
Published: August 9, 2010

Jeremy Goeckeritz and Steve Blair, "Optical characterization of coupled resonator slow-light rib waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 18190-18199 (2010)

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