The storage capacity of slow light photonic crystal waveguides is maximized using a systematic procedure based on the optimization of various parameters of the structure. Both optical loss and dispersion-induced broadening are incorporated into the model. The results indicate that this procedure can provide up to a threefold increase in storage capacity.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2012
Published: November 6, 2012
Panagiotis Kanakis, Thomas Kamalakis, and Thomas Sphicopoulos, "Optimization of the storage capacity of slow light photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Lett. 37, 4585-4587 (2012)