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Nanopillar coupled periodic waveguides: from basic properties to applications
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we review basic properties of nanopillar coupled periodic waveguides. A nanopillar coupled periodic waveguide consists of several rows of periodically placed dielectric cylinders. In such a waveguide, light confinement is due to the total internal reflection, while guided modes dispersion is strongly affected by waveguide periodicity. We present a systematic analysis of the dispersion and transmission efficiency of nanopillar coupled periodic waveguides and discusses their possible applications for integrated optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6393, Nanophotonics for Communication: Materials, Devices, and Systems III, 639303 (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.689142
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Dmitry N. Chigrin, Univ. of Bonn (Germany)
Andrei V. Lavrinenko, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6393:
Nanophotonics for Communication: Materials, Devices, and Systems III
Martina Gerken; Nibir K. Dhar; Achyut K. Dutta; M. Saif Islam, Editor(s)

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