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Complete analysis on modal characteristics of one dimensional photonic crystal waveguides
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Paper Abstract

Modal characteristics of the one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystal waveguides (PCWs) are investigated thoroughly. By employing the transfer matrix method, we can put the design parameters related to the general multiplayer structure into a compact analytical expression, which serves as the basis for analysis of the band-gap structure of the general 1D photonic crystals (PCs) and the modal characteristics of the general 1D PCWs. The band structure of 1D PCs and modal properties of 1D PCWs, such as the effective index, the modal field profile, the dispersion, the confinement loss, and the confinement factor, are all calculated and simulated. With the help of the band-gap map of the 1D PCs, four guiding regimes for the 1D PCWs are recognized, in accordance with the index of the guiding core. It is shown that the modal characteristics for each regime behave differently from the point of view of guiding mechanism. Furthermore, some related issues such as PCFs are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5971, Photonic Applications in Nonlinear Optics, Nanophotonics, and Microwave Photonics, 59711F (4 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.628495
Show Author Affiliations
Lin-Ping Shen, Apollo Inc. (Canada)
Dong Zhou, McMaster Univ. (Canada)
Wei-Ping Huang, McMaster Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5971:
Photonic Applications in Nonlinear Optics, Nanophotonics, and Microwave Photonics
Roberto A. Morandotti; Harry E. Ruda; Jianping Yao, Editor(s)

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