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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 25567–25572

A waveguide reflector based on hybrid one-dimensional photonic crystal waveguides with a semi-cylinder defect

Bing Chen, Lin Huang, Chunliang Liu, Tiantong Tang, and Yongdong Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 25567-25572 (2010)

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A hybrid one-dimensional photonic crystal waveguide—a slab waveguide surrounded by one-dimensional photonic crystal with omnidirectional reflection bands, is presented; the transmission/reflection characteristics of the hybrid waveguides with a semi-cylinder defect are investigated by numerical simulation. Calculated results indicate that, as long as the semi-cylinder radius is appropriately adjusted, the high reflectance of 96.7%, nearly zero transmittance and low loss of 3% can be observed. The hybrid waveguide with a semi-cylinder defect can be used as a waveguide reflector. The simple and compact waveguide reflector is expected to be applied to highly dense photonic integrated circuits after further research.

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

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2010
Published: November 22, 2010

Bing Chen, Lin Huang, Chunliang Liu, Tiantong Tang, and Yongdong Li, "A waveguide reflector based on hybrid one-dimensional photonic crystal waveguides with a semi-cylinder defect," Opt. Express 18, 25567-25572 (2010)

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