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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1550–1552

Single-mode transmission in two-dimensional macroporous silicon photonic crystal waveguides

S. W. Leonard, H. M. van Driel, A. Birner, U. Gösele, and P. R. Villeneuve  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 20, pp. 1550-1552 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001550


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Abstract

We report the infrared operation of a two-dimensional photonic crystal waveguide fabricated in silicon. Measurements of the transmission spectrum reveal a large transmission bandwidth within the 3.1–5.5-μm bulk-crystal photonic bandgap and a rich resonance structure. The calculated transmission spectrum for this structure is in good agreement with the measured spectrum and predicts a 10% single-mode bandwidth for the waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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S. W. Leonard, H. M. van Driel, A. Birner, U. Gösele, and P. R. Villeneuve, "Single-mode transmission in two-dimensional macroporous silicon photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Lett. 25, 1550-1552 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-20-1550


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