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Slow-light enhanced spectrometers on chip
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Paper Abstract

We propose using slow light structures to greatly enhance the spectral performance of on-chip spectrometers. We design a calzone photonic crystal line-defect waveguide which can have large group index over a certain wavelength range. An arrayed waveguide gratings (AWGs) is studied as an example, and the performance of such a slow-light AWG is analyzed numerically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8007, Photonics North 2011, 80071D (8 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.902636
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Zhimin Shi, The Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Robert W. Boyd, The Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8007:
Photonics North 2011

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