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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 5942–5950

Novel slow light waveguide with controllable delay-bandwidth product and utra-low dispersion

Ran Hao, Eric Cassan, Hamza Kurt, Xavier Le Roux, Delphine Marris-Morini, Laurent Vivien, Huaming Wu, Zhiping Zhou, and Xinliang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 5942-5950 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.005942


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Abstract

We demonstrate a novel type of slow light photonic crystal waveguide which can produce unusual “U” type group index - frequency curves with constant group index n g over large bandwidth. By shifting the boundaries of this waveguide, flexible control of n g (10 < n g < 210) with large bandwidth (1nm<Δλ<43nm centered at 1550nm) and normalized Delay-Bandwidth Product (0.1363<DBP<0.3143) are achieved. Additionally, depending on the chosen waveguide geometry, extremely low group velocity dispersion (GVD<0.5 ps.nm−1.mm−1), with controllable group velocity dispersion of both signs is obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4490) Optics in computing : Optical buffers
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Slow and Fast Light

History
Original Manuscript: December 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2010
Published: March 10, 2010

Citation
Ran Hao, Eric Cassan, Hamza Kurt, Xavier Le Roux, Delphine Marris-Morini, Laurent Vivien, Huaming Wu, Zhiping Zhou, and Xinliang Zhang, "Novel slow light waveguide with controllable delay-bandwidth product and utra-low dispersion," Opt. Express 18, 5942-5950 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-6-5942


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