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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1426–1428

Disorder-induced losses in planar photonic crystals

R. Ferrini, D. Leuenberger, R. Houdré, H. Benisty, M. Kamp, and A. Forchel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1426-1428 (2006)

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The phenomenological approach introduced by Benisty et al. [Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 532 (2000) ] to model out-of-plane radiation losses in planar photonic crystals with a low vertical refractive index contrast is extended to the case of in-plane disorder. The model is experimentally validated by means of optical measurements on GaAs-based structures. For the present fabrication techniques the disorder-induced contribution is found to be negligible compared with the other loss mechanisms.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: December 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2006

R. Ferrini, D. Leuenberger, R. Houdré, H. Benisty, M. Kamp, and A. Forchel, "Disorder-induced losses in planar photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 31, 1426-1428 (2006)

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