Abstract

Slow light in slotted photonic crystal waveguide is a promising approach for practical applications. Two of the crucial concerns of this technology are the limited bandwidth and the pulse broadening. It was demonstrated that wideband slow light with large group index and low dispersion could be realized by shifting the first and second rows of air holes adjacent to the slot. Keeping the group index at 28, 41, and 105, respectively, the corresponding bandwidths of flat and low dispersion band could reach 17, 6.8, and 1.7 nm around 1550 nm. To further enlarge the bandwidth and group index, the oblique structure was introduced, and the bandwidths over 23.6, 6, and 1.8 nm were achieved with the group index of 30, 45, and 110, respectively. Then the propagation of slow light optical pulse was performed in time domain by the finite-difference time-domain method and a resonant structure was designed for input and output interfaces to improve the coupling efficiency.

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2011

M. G. Scullion, T. F. Krauss, A. Di Falco, "High efficiency interface for coupling into slotted photonic crystal waveguides," IEEE Photon. J. 3, 203-208 (2011).

W. C. Lai, S. Chakravarty, X. L. Wang, C. Y. Lin, R. T. Chen, "On-chip methane sensing by near-IR absorption signatures in a photonic crystal slot waveguide," Opt. Lett. 36, 984-986 (2011).

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L. Dai, T. Li, C. Jiang, "Wideband ultralow high-order-dispersion photonic crystal slow-light waveguide," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 28, 1622-1626 (2011).

J. Liang, L. Y. Ren, M. J. Yun, X. J. Wang, "Wideband slow light with ultralow dispersion in a W1 photonic crystal waveguide," Appl. Opt. 50, G98-G103 (2011).

J. D. Ryckman, S. M. Weiss, "Localized field enhancements in guided and defect modes of a periodic slot waveguide," IEEE Photon. J. 3, 986-995 (2011).

H. Aghababaeian, M. H. Vadjed-Samiei, N. Granpayeh, "Temperature stabilization of group index in silicon photonic crystal waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 15, 398-402 (2011).

C. Caer, X. L. Roux, V. K. Do, M. M. Delphine, N. Izard, L. Vivien, D. S. Gao, E. Cassan, "Dispersion engineering of wide slot photonic crystal waveguides by Bragg-like corrugation of the slot," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 1298-1300 (2011).

H. P. Tian, X. Zhuang, D. Q. Yang, Y. F. Ji, "Research on the dispersion compensation of slot photonic crystal waveguide," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 1222-1224 (2011).

2010

F. C. Leng, W. Y. Liang, B. Lin, T. B. Wang, H. Z. Wang, "Wideband slow light and dispersion control in oblique lattice photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 5707-5712 (2010).

A. F. Oskooi, D. Roundy, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, S. G. Johnson, "Meep: A flexible free-software package for electromagnetic simulations by the FDTD method," Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 687-702 (2010).

M. Christelle, E. H. Majid, J. E. Benjamin, "Slow light enhancement nonlinear optics in silicon photonic crystal waveguides," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 16, 344-356 (2010).

S. A. Schulz, L. O. Faolain, D. M. Beggs, T. P. White, A. Melloni, T. F. Krauss, "Dispersion engineered slow light in photonic crystals: A comparison," J. Opt. 12, 104004 (2010).

J. Hou, H. Wu, D. S. Citrin, "Wideband slow light in chirped slot photonic-crystal coupled waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 10567-10580 (2010).

H. Kurt, K. Üstün, L. Ayas, "Study of different spectral regions and delay bandwidth relation in slow light photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 26965-26977 (2010).

2009

J. Wu, C. Peng, Y. P. Li, Z. Y. Wang, "Light localization in slot photonic crystal waveguide," Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 014209 (2009).

Y. Hamachi, S. Kubo, T. Baba, "Slow light with low dispersion and nonlinear enhancement in a lattice-shifted photonic crystal waveguide," Opt. Lett. 34, 1072-1074 (2009).

J. Wu, C. Peng, Y. P. Li, Z. Y. Wang, "Slow light in tapered slot photonic crystal waveguide," Chin. Sci. Bull. 54, 3074-3078 (2009).

2008

T. Baba, "Slow light in photonic crystals," Nat. Photon. 2, 465-473 (2008).

A. Di Falco, L. O'Faolain, T. F. Krauss, "Photonic crystal slotted slab waveguides," Photon. Nnostruct.—Fund. Appl. 6, 38-41 (2008).

A. Di Falco, L. O'Faolain, T. F. Krauss, "Dispersion control and slow light in slotted photonic crystal waveguides," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 082501 (2008).

J. Li, T. P. White, L. O'Faolain, A. Gomez-Iglesias, T. F. Krauss, "Systematic design of flat band slow light in photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 6227-6232 (2008).

J. M. Brosi, C. Koos, L. C. Andreani, M. Waldow, J. Leuthold, W. Freude, "High-speed low-voltage electro-optic modulator with a polymer-infiltrated silicon photonic crystal waveguide," Opt. Express 16, 4177-4199 (2008).

2006

R. J. P. Engelen, Y. Sugimoto, Y. Watanabe, J. P. Korterik, N. Ikeda, N. F. van Hulst, K. Asakawa, L. Kuipers, "The effect of higher-order dispersion on slow light propagation in photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 14, 1658-1672 (2006).

2004

A. Y. Petrov, M. Eich, "Zero dispersion at small group velocities in photonic crystal waveguides," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4866-4868 (2004).

2003

Appl. Opt.

J. Liang, L. Y. Ren, M. J. Yun, X. J. Wang, "Wideband slow light with ultralow dispersion in a W1 photonic crystal waveguide," Appl. Opt. 50, G98-G103 (2011).

Appl. Phys. Lett.

A. Di Falco, L. O'Faolain, T. F. Krauss, "Dispersion control and slow light in slotted photonic crystal waveguides," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 082501 (2008).

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

A. Y. Petrov, M. Eich, "Zero dispersion at small group velocities in photonic crystal waveguides," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4866-4868 (2004).

Chin. Phys. Lett.

J. Wu, C. Peng, Y. P. Li, Z. Y. Wang, "Light localization in slot photonic crystal waveguide," Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 014209 (2009).

Chin. Sci. Bull.

J. Wu, C. Peng, Y. P. Li, Z. Y. Wang, "Slow light in tapered slot photonic crystal waveguide," Chin. Sci. Bull. 54, 3074-3078 (2009).

Comput. Phys. Commun.

A. F. Oskooi, D. Roundy, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, S. G. Johnson, "Meep: A flexible free-software package for electromagnetic simulations by the FDTD method," Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 687-702 (2010).

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron.

M. Christelle, E. H. Majid, J. E. Benjamin, "Slow light enhancement nonlinear optics in silicon photonic crystal waveguides," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 16, 344-356 (2010).

IEEE Photon. J.

M. G. Scullion, T. F. Krauss, A. Di Falco, "High efficiency interface for coupling into slotted photonic crystal waveguides," IEEE Photon. J. 3, 203-208 (2011).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

C. Caer, X. L. Roux, V. K. Do, M. M. Delphine, N. Izard, L. Vivien, D. S. Gao, E. Cassan, "Dispersion engineering of wide slot photonic crystal waveguides by Bragg-like corrugation of the slot," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 1298-1300 (2011).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

H. P. Tian, X. Zhuang, D. Q. Yang, Y. F. Ji, "Research on the dispersion compensation of slot photonic crystal waveguide," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 1222-1224 (2011).

IEEE Photon. J.

J. D. Ryckman, S. M. Weiss, "Localized field enhancements in guided and defect modes of a periodic slot waveguide," IEEE Photon. J. 3, 986-995 (2011).

J. Opt.

S. A. Schulz, L. O. Faolain, D. M. Beggs, T. P. White, A. Melloni, T. F. Krauss, "Dispersion engineered slow light in photonic crystals: A comparison," J. Opt. 12, 104004 (2010).

J. Opt. Soc. Korea

H. Aghababaeian, M. H. Vadjed-Samiei, N. Granpayeh, "Temperature stabilization of group index in silicon photonic crystal waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 15, 398-402 (2011).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B

L. Dai, T. Li, C. Jiang, "Wideband ultralow high-order-dispersion photonic crystal slow-light waveguide," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 28, 1622-1626 (2011).

Nat. Photon.

T. Baba, "Slow light in photonic crystals," Nat. Photon. 2, 465-473 (2008).

Opt. Express

J. Li, T. P. White, L. O'Faolain, A. Gomez-Iglesias, T. F. Krauss, "Systematic design of flat band slow light in photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 16, 6227-6232 (2008).

R. J. P. Engelen, Y. Sugimoto, Y. Watanabe, J. P. Korterik, N. Ikeda, N. F. van Hulst, K. Asakawa, L. Kuipers, "The effect of higher-order dispersion on slow light propagation in photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 14, 1658-1672 (2006).

F. C. Leng, W. Y. Liang, B. Lin, T. B. Wang, H. Z. Wang, "Wideband slow light and dispersion control in oblique lattice photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 5707-5712 (2010).

Opt. Lett.

Y. Hamachi, S. Kubo, T. Baba, "Slow light with low dispersion and nonlinear enhancement in a lattice-shifted photonic crystal waveguide," Opt. Lett. 34, 1072-1074 (2009).

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Photon. Nnostruct.—Fund. Appl.

A. Di Falco, L. O'Faolain, T. F. Krauss, "Photonic crystal slotted slab waveguides," Photon. Nnostruct.—Fund. Appl. 6, 38-41 (2008).

Proc. SPIE—Int. Soc. Opt. Eng.

M. J. F. Digonnet, H. Wen, M. A. Terrel, S. H. Fan, "Slow light in fiber sensors," Proc. SPIE—Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 8273, 82730W (2012).

Other

T. Baba, J. Adachi, N. Ishikura, Y. Hamachi, H. Sasaki, T. Kawasaki, D. Mori, "Dispersion-controlled slow light in photonic crystal waveguides," Proc. Jpn. Acad. Series B-Phys. Biol. Sci. (2009) pp. 443-453.

http://ab-initio.mit.edu/wiki/index.php/MIT_Photonic_Bands.

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