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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1781–1783

Calculated out-of-plane transmission loss for photonic-crystal slab waveguides

Wan Kuang, Cheolwoo Kim, Andrew Stapleton, Woo Jun Kim, and John D. O’Brien  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 19, pp. 1781-1783 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001781


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Abstract

A fully three-dimensional finite-difference time domain numerical model is presented for calculating the out-of-plane radiation loss in photonic-crystal slab waveguides. The propagation loss of a single-line defect waveguide in triangular-lattice photonic crystals is calculated for suspended-membrane, oxidized-lower-cladding, and deeply etched structures. The results show that low-loss waveguides are achievable for sufficiently suspended membranes and oxidized-lower-cladding structures.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

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(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Wan Kuang, Cheolwoo Kim, Andrew Stapleton, Woo Jun Kim, and John D. O’Brien, "Calculated out-of-plane transmission loss for photonic-crystal slab waveguides," Opt. Lett. 28, 1781-1783 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-19-1781

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