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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2012
  • pp: 280–282

Enhanced photonic crystal cavity-waveguide coupling using local slow-light engineering

K. Mnaymneh, S. Frédérick, D. Dalacu, J. Lapointe, P. J. Poole, and R. L. Williams  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 2, pp. 280-282 (2012)

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This Letter introduces an enhanced cavity-waveguide coupling architecture based upon slow-light engineering in a two-port photonic crystal system. After analyzing the system transmittance using coupled-mode theory, the system is probed experimentally and shown to have increased transmittance due to the enhanced cavity-waveguide coupling. Such a coupling architecture may facilitate next-generation planar lightwave circuitry such as onchip quantum information processing or high precision light-matter sensing applications.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

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Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2011
Published: January 13, 2012

K. Mnaymneh, S. Frédérick, D. Dalacu, J. Lapointe, P. J. Poole, and R. L. Williams, "Enhanced photonic crystal cavity-waveguide coupling using local slow-light engineering," Opt. Lett. 37, 280-282 (2012)

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