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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12443–12450

Design of large-bandwidth single-mode operation waveguides in silicon three-dimensional photonic crystals using two guided modes

Jiapeng Fu, Aniwat Tandaechanurat, Satoshi Iwamoto, and Yasuhiko Arakawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12443-12450 (2013)

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We report on the design of silicon three-dimensional (3D) photonic crystal (PC) waveguides with a combination of acceptor-type and donor-type line defects. Tuning the width of the acceptor-type line defect allows the waveguide to support two guided modes, which enable single-mode propagation over 98.7% of the complete photonic bandgap (cPBG). In addition, we demonstrate that the frequency ranges for single-mode propagation can be extended to the entire range of the cPBG by further tuning the thickness of the layers in which the donor-type line defects are located. The wide ranges of available frequencies for single mode propagation enable flexible design of 3D PC components and will provide a route towards future 3D photonic circuits.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: January 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2013
Published: May 14, 2013

Jiapeng Fu, Aniwat Tandaechanurat, Satoshi Iwamoto, and Yasuhiko Arakawa, "Design of large-bandwidth single-mode operation waveguides in silicon three-dimensional photonic crystals using two guided modes," Opt. Express 21, 12443-12450 (2013)

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