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Experimental demonstration of prism coupling of infrared waves into planar photonic crystal waveguide devices
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate an efficient prism coupling method to couple nonplanar infrared waves into a 2-D planar photonic-crystal (PhC) device, such as a PhC waveguide (PhCW). A coupling efficiency of 31.1% is obtained experimentally. Results from finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) modeling are shown to closely match the results measured in a fabricated sample.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 44(11) 114601 doi: 10.1117/1.2125427
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 44, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Chunchen Lin, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Zhaolin Lu, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Garrett J. Schneider, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Dennis W. Prather, Univ. of Delaware (United States)

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