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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2003
  • pp: 689–691

Scattering at sidewall roughness in photonic crystal slabs

Wim Bogaerts, Peter Bienstman, and Roel Baets  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 689-691 (2003)

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We have simulated the effect of sidewall roughness in photonic-crystallike structures with different vertical refractive-index contrast. We treated the scattering off a sidewall irregularity as a radiating dipole excited by the incident waveguide mode. We show that the loss that is due to this scattering is significantly larger for structures with a low refractive-index contrast (such as GaAs/AlGaAs waveguides) than for structures with a high vertical index contrast (such as silicon-on-insulators and membranes).

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OCIS Codes
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

Wim Bogaerts, Peter Bienstman, and Roel Baets, "Scattering at sidewall roughness in photonic crystal slabs," Opt. Lett. 28, 689-691 (2003)

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