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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2708–2710

Group-index engineering in silicon corrugated waveguides

Antoine Brimont, Jose Vicente Galán, Jose Maria Escalante, Javier Martí, and Pablo Sanchis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2708-2710 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002708


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Abstract

We demonstrate group-index engineering in a one-dimensional periodic silicon structure consisting of a deep-etched laterally corrugated waveguide with circular holes patterned onto its wide section. Our theoretical analysis, supported by experimental results, shows that the first-order optical mode can propagate inside the Brillouin zone with a relatively high group index over a wide frequency range. Nearly constant group index as high as 13.5 over a wavelength range of ~ 14 nm is experimentally demonstrated in a 50-μm-long waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2010
Published: August 6, 2010

Citation
Antoine Brimont, Jose Vicente Galán, Jose Maria Escalante, Javier Martí, and Pablo Sanchis, "Group-index engineering in silicon corrugated waveguides," Opt. Lett. 35, 2708-2710 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-16-2708


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