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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1592–1594

Antiresonant reflecting photonic crystal optical waveguides

N. M. Litchinitser, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, and B. J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 18, pp. 1592-1594 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001592


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Abstract

We propose a simple analytical theory for low-index core photonic bandgap optical waveguides based on an antiresonant reflecting guidance mechanism. We identify a new regime of guidance in which the spectral properties of these structures are largely determined by the thickness of the high-index layers and the refractive-index contrast and are not particularly sensitive to the period of the cladding layers. The attenuation properties are controlled by the number of high/low-index cladding layers. Numerical simulations with the beam propagation method confirm the predictions of the analytical model. We discuss the implications of the results for photonic bandgap fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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N. M. Litchinitser, A. K. Abeeluck, C. Headley, and B. J. Eggleton, "Antiresonant reflecting photonic crystal optical waveguides," Opt. Lett. 27, 1592-1594 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-18-1592


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