Abstract

We identify factors affecting transmission and dispersive properties of photonic crystal waveguide (PCW) bends, using 2-D simulations and present a method for systematic design of PCW bends to achieve high transmission and low dispersion over large bandwidths. The bends presented here have higher bandwidth and lower dispersion than bends already reported.

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2008 (2)

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. Exp. 16, 6227-6232 (2008).

M.-F. Lu, Y.-L. Yang, Y.-T. Huang, "Numerical study of transmission improvement in a photonic crystal waveguide bend by mode-matching technique," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 2114-2116 (2008).

2007 (1)

L. Gu, W. Jiang, X. Chen, R. Chen, "Thermooptically tuned photonic crystal waveguide silicon-on-insulator Mach–Zehnder interferometers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 342-344 (2007).

2006 (3)

2005 (1)

H. Gersen, "Real-space observation of ultraslow light in photonic crystal waveguides," Phy. Rev. Lett. 94, 073903-1-073903-4 (2005).

2004 (1)

N. Moll, G. L. Bona, "Bend design for low-group-velocity mode in photonic-crystal waveguides," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4322-4324 (2004).

2002 (3)

H. Benisty, "Models and measurements for the transmission of submicron-width waveguide bends defined in two-dimensional photonic crystals," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 770-785 (2002).

A. Chutinan, M. Okano, S. Noda, "Wider bandwidth with high transmission through waveguide bends in two-dimensional photonic crystal slabs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1698-1700 (2002).

S. Boscolo, C. Conti, M. Midrio, C. G. Someda, "Numerical analysis of propagation and impedance matching in 2-D photonic crystal waveguides with finite length," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 304-310 (2002).

2001 (1)

M. Notomi, K. Yamada, A. Shinya, J. Takahashi, C. Takahashi, I. Yokohoma, "Extremely large group-velocity dispersion of line-defect waveguides in photonic crystal slabs," Phy. Rev. Lett. 87, 253902-1-253902-4 (2001).

2000 (1)

A. Adibi, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, A. Yaariv, A. Sherrer, "Properties of slab modes in photonic crystal optical waveguides," J. Lightw. Technol. 18, 1554-1564 (2000).

1998 (1)

A. Mekis, S. Fan, J. D. Joannopoulos, "Bound states in photonic crystal waveguides and waveguide bends," Phys. Rev. B 58, 4809-4817 (1998).

1996 (1)

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, J. D. Joannopoulos, "High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguides," Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787-3790 (1996).

1987 (2)

E. Yablonovitch, "Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid state physics and electronics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059-2062 (1987).

S. John, "Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486-2489 (1987).

1980 (1)

D. E. Merewether, R. Fisher, F. W. Smith, "On implementing a numeric Huygen's source scheme in a finite difference program to illuminate scattering bodies," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-27, 1829-1833 (1980).

1966 (1)

K. S. Yee, "Numerical solution of initial boundary value problems involving Maxwell's equations in isotropic media," IEEE Trans. Anntennas Propag. AP-14, 302-307 (1966).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

A. Chutinan, M. Okano, S. Noda, "Wider bandwidth with high transmission through waveguide bends in two-dimensional photonic crystal slabs," Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1698-1700 (2002).

N. Moll, G. L. Bona, "Bend design for low-group-velocity mode in photonic-crystal waveguides," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4322-4324 (2004).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. Benisty, "Models and measurements for the transmission of submicron-width waveguide bends defined in two-dimensional photonic crystals," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 770-785 (2002).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

M.-F. Lu, Y.-L. Yang, Y.-T. Huang, "Numerical study of transmission improvement in a photonic crystal waveguide bend by mode-matching technique," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20, 2114-2116 (2008).

L. Gu, W. Jiang, X. Chen, R. Chen, "Thermooptically tuned photonic crystal waveguide silicon-on-insulator Mach–Zehnder interferometers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 342-344 (2007).

IEEE Trans. Anntennas Propag. (1)

K. S. Yee, "Numerical solution of initial boundary value problems involving Maxwell's equations in isotropic media," IEEE Trans. Anntennas Propag. AP-14, 302-307 (1966).

IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. (1)

D. E. Merewether, R. Fisher, F. W. Smith, "On implementing a numeric Huygen's source scheme in a finite difference program to illuminate scattering bodies," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-27, 1829-1833 (1980).

J. Lightw. Technol. (3)

S. Blair, J. Goeckeritz, "Effect of vertical mode matching on defect resonances in one-dimensional photonic crystal slabs," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 1456-1461 (2006).

S. Boscolo, C. Conti, M. Midrio, C. G. Someda, "Numerical analysis of propagation and impedance matching in 2-D photonic crystal waveguides with finite length," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 304-310 (2002).

A. Adibi, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, A. Yaariv, A. Sherrer, "Properties of slab modes in photonic crystal optical waveguides," J. Lightw. Technol. 18, 1554-1564 (2000).

Opt. Exp. (1)

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. Exp. 16, 6227-6232 (2008).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phy. Rev. Lett. (2)

M. Notomi, K. Yamada, A. Shinya, J. Takahashi, C. Takahashi, I. Yokohoma, "Extremely large group-velocity dispersion of line-defect waveguides in photonic crystal slabs," Phy. Rev. Lett. 87, 253902-1-253902-4 (2001).

H. Gersen, "Real-space observation of ultraslow light in photonic crystal waveguides," Phy. Rev. Lett. 94, 073903-1-073903-4 (2005).

Phys. Rev. B (1)

A. Mekis, S. Fan, J. D. Joannopoulos, "Bound states in photonic crystal waveguides and waveguide bends," Phys. Rev. B 58, 4809-4817 (1998).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

E. Yablonovitch, "Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid state physics and electronics," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059-2062 (1987).

S. John, "Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices," Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486-2489 (1987).

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, J. D. Joannopoulos, "High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguides," Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787-3790 (1996).

Other (2)

R. Pollock, Fundamentals of Optoelectronics (Irwin, 1995).

J. D. Joannopoulos, R. D. Meade, J. N. Winn, Photonic Crystals (Princeton Univ. Press, 1995).

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