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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 28 — Dec. 31, 2012
  • pp: 29361–29368

Mid-infrared photonic crystal waveguides in silicon

Christian Reimer, Milos Nedeljkovic, David J. M. Stothard, Matthieu O. S. Esnault, Christopher Reardon, Liam O’Faolain, Malcolm Dunn, Goran Z. Mashanovich, and Thomas F. Krauss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 28, pp. 29361-29368 (2012)

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We demonstrate the design, fabrication and characterization of mid-infrared photonic crystal waveguides on a silicon-on-insulator platform, showing guided modes in the wavelength regime between 2.9 and 3.9 µm. The characterization is performed with a proprietary intra-cavity Optical Parametric Oscillator in a free space optical setup and with a fibre coupled setup using a commercial Quantum Cascade Laser. We discuss the use of an integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer for dispersion measurements and report a measured group velocity of up to a value of ng = 12, and determine the propagation loss to be 20 dB/cm.

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OCIS Codes
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2012
Published: December 18, 2012

Christian Reimer, Milos Nedeljkovic, David J. M. Stothard, Matthieu O. S. Esnault, Christopher Reardon, Liam O’Faolain, Malcolm Dunn, Goran Z. Mashanovich, and Thomas F. Krauss, "Mid-infrared photonic crystal waveguides in silicon," Opt. Express 20, 29361-29368 (2012)

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