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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2006
  • pp: 745–747

Transmission of slow light through photonic crystal waveguide bends

Solomon Assefa, Sharee J. McNab, and Yurii A. Vlasov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 745-747 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000745


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Abstract

The spectral dependence of the bending loss of cascaded 60° bends in photonic crystal (PhC) waveguides is explored in a slab-type silicon-on-insulator system. An ultralow bending loss of ( 0.05 ± 0.03 ) dB bend is measured at wavelengths corresponding to the nearly dispersionless transmission regime. In contrast, the PhC bend is found to become completely opaque for wavelengths corresponding to the slow-light regime. A general strategy is presented and experimentally verified to optimize the bend design for improved slow-light transmission.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2005

Citation
Solomon Assefa, Sharee J. McNab, and Yurii A. Vlasov, "Transmission of slow light through photonic crystal waveguide bends," Opt. Lett. 31, 745-747 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-6-745


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