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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2002
  • pp: 231–233

Effective equations for photonic-crystal waveguides and circuits

Sergei F. Mingaleev and YuriS. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp. 231-233 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000231


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Abstract

We suggest a novel conceptual approach to describing the properties of waveguides and circuits in photonic crystals, based on effective discrete equations that include long-range interaction effects. We demonstrate, through the example of sharp waveguide bends, that our approach is very effective and accurate for the study of bound states and transmission spectra of photonic-crystal circuits and disclose the importance of evanescent modes in these phenomena.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Sergei F. Mingaleev and YuriS. Kivshar, "Effective equations for photonic-crystal waveguides and circuits," Opt. Lett. 27, 231-233 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-4-231


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