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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2001
  • pp: 286–288

Quantitative analysis of bending efficiency in photonic-crystal waveguide bends at λ = 1.55 μm wavelengths

Edmond Chow, S. Y. Lin, J. R. Wendt, S. G. Johnson, and J. D. Joannopoulos  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 286-288 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000286


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Abstract

Based on a photonic-crystal slab structure, a 60° photonic-crystal waveguide bend is successfully fabricated. Its bending efficiency within the photonic bandgap is measured, and near 100% efficiency is observed at certain frequencies near the valence band edge. The bending radius is ~1μm at a wavelength of λ~1.55μm . The measured η spectrum also agrees well with a finite-difference time-domain simulation.

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(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits

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Edmond Chow, S. Y. Lin, J. R. Wendt, S. G. Johnson, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "Quantitative analysis of bending efficiency in photonic-crystal waveguide bends at λ = 1.55 μm wavelengths," Opt. Lett. 26, 286-288 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-5-286


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