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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2608–2610

Enhancing the guiding bandwidth of photonic crystal waveguides on silicon-on-insulator

Amir H. Atabaki, Ehsan Shah Hosseini, Babak Momeni, and Ali Adibi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 22, pp. 2608-2610 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002608


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Abstract

In this work we present a systematic approach to increase the low-loss guiding bandwidth of PCWs by reducing the interaction of low-group-velocity modes with the surrounding photonic crystal. By this method the low-loss bandwidth of a W1 PCW is increased from 2.5 nm to 12 nm . We also present a detailed analysis of the transmission properties of W1 PCWs and elaborate on the coupling to TM-like guided modes present in the low-loss transmission bandwidth of this device.

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OCIS Codes
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2008
Published: November 11, 2008

Citation
Amir H. Atabaki, Ehsan Shah Hosseini, Babak Momeni, and Ali Adibi, "Enhancing the guiding bandwidth of photonic crystal waveguides on silicon-on-insulator," Opt. Lett. 33, 2608-2610 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-22-2608


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