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Waveguide-based two-dimensional photonic crystals
Author(s): Claude Weisbuch; H. Benisty; Segolene Olivier; M. Rattier; C. J. M. Smith; Thomas F. Krauss
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Paper Abstract

Photonic crystals have seen major advances in the past few years in the optical range. The association of in-plane waveguiding and 2D photonic crystals in thin-slab or waveguide structures leads to overall good 3D confinement with easy fabrication. We present experiments on a variety of structures and devices, as well as modeling tools, which show that 2D PCs etched through waveguides supported by substrates are a viable route to high-performance PC-based photonic integrated circuits. In particular, they exhibit low out-of-plane radiation losses. Low-loss waveguides, high finesse micro cavities, and their mutual coupling are demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4283, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IX, (9 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432594
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Claude Weisbuch, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
H. Benisty, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Segolene Olivier, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
M. Rattier, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
C. J. M. Smith, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Thomas F. Krauss, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4283:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IX
Yasuhiko Arakawa; Peter Blood; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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