Abstract

We present numerical experiments showing how coupled-mode theory can be systematically applied to join very dissimilar photonic crystal waveguides with 100% transmission. Our approach relies on appropriately tuning the coupling of the evanescent tail of a cavity mode to each waveguide. The transition region between the waveguides may be as short as a few lattice spacings. Moreover, this technique only requires varying a small number of parameters (two for each waveguide in our example) and the tuning to each waveguide may be done separately, greatly simplifying the computations involved.

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A. F. Oskooi, D. Roundy, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, “MEEP: a flexible free-software package for electromagnetic simulations by the FDTD method,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 687–702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

S. Mahmoodian, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, K. B. Dossou, C. G. Poulton, and L. C. Botten, “Single and coupled degenerate defect modes in two-dimensional photonic crystal band gaps,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 013814 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Mutapcic, S. Boyd, A. Farjadpour, S. G. Johnson, and Y. Avniel, “Robust design of slow-light tapers in periodic waveguides,” Eng. Optimiz. 41, 365–384 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

2007

2006

2005

P. Sanchis, J. Martí, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Experimental results on adiabatic coupling into soi photonic crystal coupled-cavity waveguides,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1199–1201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

M. L. Povinelli, S. G. Johnson, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Slow-light, band-edge waveguides for tunable time delays,” Opt. Express 13, 7145–7159 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004

E. Miyai and S. Noda, “Structural dependence of coupling between a two-dimensional photonic crystal waveguide and a wire waveguide,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 67–72 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Sanchis, P. Bienstman, B. Luyssaert, R. Baets, and J. Marti, “Analysis of butt coupling in photonic crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 541–550 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

N. Moll and G.-L. Bona, “Comparison of three-dimensional photonic crystal slab waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal waveguides: efficient butt coupling in these photonic crystal waveguides,” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 4986–4991 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. Sanchis, J. Garcia, A. Martinez, F. Cuesta, A. Griol, and J. Marti, “Analysis of adiabatic coupling between photonic crystal single-line-defect and coupled-resonator optical waveguides,” Opt. Lett. 28, 1903–1905 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

B. E. Little, S. T. Chu, H. A. Haus, J. Foresi, and J.-P. Laine, “Microring resonator channel dropping filters,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 998–1005 (1997).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Mandelshtam and H. S. Taylor, “Harmonic inversion of time signals and its applications,” J. Chem. Phys. 107, 6756–6769 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguides,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787–3790 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1987

E. Yablonovitch, “Inhibited spontaneous emission in solid-state physics and electronics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059–2062 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. John, “Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486–2489 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Anderson, S. P.

S. P. Anderson, A. R. Shroff, and P. M. Fauchet, “Slow light with photonic crystals for on-chip optical interconnects,” Adv. Opt. Technol. 2008, 293531 (2008).

Asano, T.

S. Noda, M. Fujita, and T. Asano, “Spontaneous-emission control by photonic crystals and nanocavities,” Nat. Photonics 1, 449–458 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Asatryan, A. A.

K. Dossou, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, R. C. McPhedran, A. A. Asatryan, S. Chen, and J. Brnovic, “Efficient couplers for photonic crystal waveguides,” Opt. Commun. 265, 207–219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Avniel, Y.

A. Mutapcic, S. Boyd, A. Farjadpour, S. G. Johnson, and Y. Avniel, “Robust design of slow-light tapers in periodic waveguides,” Eng. Optimiz. 41, 365–384 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. F. Oskooi, L. Zhang, Y. Avniel, and S. G. Johnson, “The failure of perfectly matched layers, and towards their redemption by adiabatic absorbers,” Opt. Express 16, 11376–11392 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baba, T.

T. Baba, “Slow light in photonic crystals,” Nat. Photonics 2, 465–473 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Baets, R.

P. Sanchis, J. Martí, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Experimental results on adiabatic coupling into soi photonic crystal coupled-cavity waveguides,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1199–1201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Sanchis, P. Bienstman, B. Luyssaert, R. Baets, and J. Marti, “Analysis of butt coupling in photonic crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 541–550 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bermel, P.

A. F. Oskooi, D. Roundy, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, “MEEP: a flexible free-software package for electromagnetic simulations by the FDTD method,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 687–702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Farjadpour, D. Roundy, A. Rodriguez, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, “Improving accuracy by subpixel smoothing in the finite-difference time domain,” Opt. Lett. 31, 2972–2974 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bienstman, P.

P. Sanchis, P. Bienstman, B. Luyssaert, R. Baets, and J. Marti, “Analysis of butt coupling in photonic crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 541–550 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. G. Johnson, P. Bienstman, M. A. Skorobogatiy, M. Ibanescu, E. Lidorikis, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Adiabatic theorem and continuous coupled-mode theory for efficient taper transitions in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 66, 066608 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Bogaerts, W.

P. Sanchis, J. Martí, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Experimental results on adiabatic coupling into soi photonic crystal coupled-cavity waveguides,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1199–1201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bona, G.-L.

N. Moll and G.-L. Bona, “Comparison of three-dimensional photonic crystal slab waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal waveguides: efficient butt coupling in these photonic crystal waveguides,” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 4986–4991 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Boscolo, S.

Botten, L. C.

S. Mahmoodian, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, K. B. Dossou, C. G. Poulton, and L. C. Botten, “Single and coupled degenerate defect modes in two-dimensional photonic crystal band gaps,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 013814 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. P. White, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, K. B. Dossou, and R. C. McPhedran, “Efficient slow-light coupling in a photonic crystal waveguide without transition region,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2644–2646 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. M. de Sterke, J. Walker, K. B. Dossou, and L. C. Botten, “Efficient slow light coupling into photonic crystals,” Opt. Express 15, 10984–10990 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Dossou, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, R. C. McPhedran, A. A. Asatryan, S. Chen, and J. Brnovic, “Efficient couplers for photonic crystal waveguides,” Opt. Commun. 265, 207–219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, S.

A. Mutapcic, S. Boyd, A. Farjadpour, S. G. Johnson, and Y. Avniel, “Robust design of slow-light tapers in periodic waveguides,” Eng. Optimiz. 41, 365–384 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Brnovic, J.

K. Dossou, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, R. C. McPhedran, A. A. Asatryan, S. Chen, and J. Brnovic, “Efficient couplers for photonic crystal waveguides,” Opt. Commun. 265, 207–219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chen, J. C.

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguides,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787–3790 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, S.

K. Dossou, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, R. C. McPhedran, A. A. Asatryan, S. Chen, and J. Brnovic, “Efficient couplers for photonic crystal waveguides,” Opt. Commun. 265, 207–219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chu, S. T.

B. E. Little, S. T. Chu, H. A. Haus, J. Foresi, and J.-P. Laine, “Microring resonator channel dropping filters,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 998–1005 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Conti, C.

Cuesta, F.

De La Rue, R. M.

de Sterke, C. M.

S. Mahmoodian, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, K. B. Dossou, C. G. Poulton, and L. C. Botten, “Single and coupled degenerate defect modes in two-dimensional photonic crystal band gaps,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 013814 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. P. White, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, K. B. Dossou, and R. C. McPhedran, “Efficient slow-light coupling in a photonic crystal waveguide without transition region,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2644–2646 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. M. de Sterke, J. Walker, K. B. Dossou, and L. C. Botten, “Efficient slow light coupling into photonic crystals,” Opt. Express 15, 10984–10990 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Dossou, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, R. C. McPhedran, A. A. Asatryan, S. Chen, and J. Brnovic, “Efficient couplers for photonic crystal waveguides,” Opt. Commun. 265, 207–219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dossou, K.

K. Dossou, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, R. C. McPhedran, A. A. Asatryan, S. Chen, and J. Brnovic, “Efficient couplers for photonic crystal waveguides,” Opt. Commun. 265, 207–219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dossou, K. B.

Dumon, P.

P. Sanchis, J. Martí, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Experimental results on adiabatic coupling into soi photonic crystal coupled-cavity waveguides,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1199–1201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fan, S.

Farjadpour, A.

Fauchet, P. M.

S. P. Anderson, A. R. Shroff, and P. M. Fauchet, “Slow light with photonic crystals for on-chip optical interconnects,” Adv. Opt. Technol. 2008, 293531 (2008).

Forchel, A.

Foresi, J.

B. E. Little, S. T. Chu, H. A. Haus, J. Foresi, and J.-P. Laine, “Microring resonator channel dropping filters,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 998–1005 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fujita, M.

S. Noda, M. Fujita, and T. Asano, “Spontaneous-emission control by photonic crystals and nanocavities,” Nat. Photonics 1, 449–458 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Garcia, J.

Gnan, M.

Griol, A.

Hagness, S. C.

A. Taflove and S. C. Hagness, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method (Artech, 2000).

Happ, T. D.

Haus, H. A.

S. Fan, S. G. Johnson, J. D. Joannopoulos, C. Manolatou, and H. A. Haus, “Waveguide branches in photonic crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 162–165 (2001).
[CrossRef]

B. E. Little, S. T. Chu, H. A. Haus, J. Foresi, and J.-P. Laine, “Microring resonator channel dropping filters,” J. Lightwave Technol. 15, 998–1005 (1997).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, Waves and Fields in Optoelectronics (Prentice-Hall, 1984).

Hugonin, J. P.

Ibanescu, M.

A. F. Oskooi, D. Roundy, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, “MEEP: a flexible free-software package for electromagnetic simulations by the FDTD method,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 687–702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Farjadpour, D. Roundy, A. Rodriguez, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, “Improving accuracy by subpixel smoothing in the finite-difference time domain,” Opt. Lett. 31, 2972–2974 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Soljačić, S. G. Johnson, S. Fan, M. Ibanescu, E. Ippen, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Photonic-crystal slow-light enhancement of nonlinear phase sensitivity,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2052–2059 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. G. Johnson, P. Bienstman, M. A. Skorobogatiy, M. Ibanescu, E. Lidorikis, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Adiabatic theorem and continuous coupled-mode theory for efficient taper transitions in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 66, 066608 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E.

Joannopoulos, J. D.

A. F. Oskooi, D. Roundy, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, “MEEP: a flexible free-software package for electromagnetic simulations by the FDTD method,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 687–702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Farjadpour, D. Roundy, A. Rodriguez, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, “Improving accuracy by subpixel smoothing in the finite-difference time domain,” Opt. Lett. 31, 2972–2974 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. L. Povinelli, S. G. Johnson, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Slow-light, band-edge waveguides for tunable time delays,” Opt. Express 13, 7145–7159 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Soljačić, S. G. Johnson, S. Fan, M. Ibanescu, E. Ippen, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Photonic-crystal slow-light enhancement of nonlinear phase sensitivity,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2052–2059 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. G. Johnson, P. Bienstman, M. A. Skorobogatiy, M. Ibanescu, E. Lidorikis, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Adiabatic theorem and continuous coupled-mode theory for efficient taper transitions in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 66, 066608 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. G. Johnson and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Block-iterative frequency-domain methods for Maxwell’s equations in a planewave basis,” Opt. Express 8, 173–190 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Mekis and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Tapered couplers for efficient interfacing between dielectric and photonic crystal waveguides,” J. Lightwave Technol. 19, 861–865 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. Fan, S. G. Johnson, J. D. Joannopoulos, C. Manolatou, and H. A. Haus, “Waveguide branches in photonic crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 162–165 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. G. Johnson, C. Manolatou, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Elimination of cross talk in waveguide intersections,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1855–1857 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguides,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787–3790 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. Joannopoulos, S. G. Johnson, J. N. Winn, and R. D. Meade, Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light , 2nd ed. (Princeton University Press, 2008).

John, S.

S. John, “Strong localization of photons in certain disordered dielectric superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486–2489 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Johnson, S. G.

A. F. Oskooi, D. Roundy, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, “MEEP: a flexible free-software package for electromagnetic simulations by the FDTD method,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 687–702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Mutapcic, S. Boyd, A. Farjadpour, S. G. Johnson, and Y. Avniel, “Robust design of slow-light tapers in periodic waveguides,” Eng. Optimiz. 41, 365–384 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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

Martí, J.

P. Sanchis, J. Martí, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Experimental results on adiabatic coupling into soi photonic crystal coupled-cavity waveguides,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1199–1201 (2005).
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McNab, S. J.

McPhedran, R. C.

S. Mahmoodian, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, K. B. Dossou, C. G. Poulton, and L. C. Botten, “Single and coupled degenerate defect modes in two-dimensional photonic crystal band gaps,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 013814 (2009).
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A. Mekis and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Tapered couplers for efficient interfacing between dielectric and photonic crystal waveguides,” J. Lightwave Technol. 19, 861–865 (2001).
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N. Moll and G.-L. Bona, “Comparison of three-dimensional photonic crystal slab waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal waveguides: efficient butt coupling in these photonic crystal waveguides,” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 4986–4991 (2003).
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A. Mutapcic, S. Boyd, A. Farjadpour, S. G. Johnson, and Y. Avniel, “Robust design of slow-light tapers in periodic waveguides,” Eng. Optimiz. 41, 365–384 (2009).
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Poulton, C. G.

S. Mahmoodian, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, K. B. Dossou, C. G. Poulton, and L. C. Botten, “Single and coupled degenerate defect modes in two-dimensional photonic crystal band gaps,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 013814 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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Rodriguez, A.

Roundy, D.

A. F. Oskooi, D. Roundy, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, “MEEP: a flexible free-software package for electromagnetic simulations by the FDTD method,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 687–702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Sanchis, P.

P. Sanchis, J. Martí, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Experimental results on adiabatic coupling into soi photonic crystal coupled-cavity waveguides,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1199–1201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

P. Sanchis, P. Bienstman, B. Luyssaert, R. Baets, and J. Marti, “Analysis of butt coupling in photonic crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 541–550 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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S. G. Johnson, P. Bienstman, M. A. Skorobogatiy, M. Ibanescu, E. Lidorikis, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Adiabatic theorem and continuous coupled-mode theory for efficient taper transitions in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 66, 066608 (2002).
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P. Sanchis, J. Martí, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Experimental results on adiabatic coupling into soi photonic crystal coupled-cavity waveguides,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1199–1201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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Villeneuve, P. R.

S. G. Johnson, C. Manolatou, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Elimination of cross talk in waveguide intersections,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1855–1857 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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

White, T. P.

Winn, J. N.

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Xu, Y.

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Zhang, L.

Adv. Opt. Technol.

S. P. Anderson, A. R. Shroff, and P. M. Fauchet, “Slow light with photonic crystals for on-chip optical interconnects,” Adv. Opt. Technol. 2008, 293531 (2008).

Comput. Phys. Commun.

A. F. Oskooi, D. Roundy, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, “MEEP: a flexible free-software package for electromagnetic simulations by the FDTD method,” Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 687–702 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Eng. Optimiz.

A. Mutapcic, S. Boyd, A. Farjadpour, S. G. Johnson, and Y. Avniel, “Robust design of slow-light tapers in periodic waveguides,” Eng. Optimiz. 41, 365–384 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

P. Sanchis, P. Bienstman, B. Luyssaert, R. Baets, and J. Marti, “Analysis of butt coupling in photonic crystals,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 541–550 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

P. Sanchis, J. Martí, W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Experimental results on adiabatic coupling into soi photonic crystal coupled-cavity waveguides,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1199–1201 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

N. Moll and G.-L. Bona, “Comparison of three-dimensional photonic crystal slab waveguides with two-dimensional photonic crystal waveguides: efficient butt coupling in these photonic crystal waveguides,” J. Appl. Phys. 93, 4986–4991 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys.

V. A. Mandelshtam and H. S. Taylor, “Harmonic inversion of time signals and its applications,” J. Chem. Phys. 107, 6756–6769 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Nat. Photonics

S. Noda, M. Fujita, and T. Asano, “Spontaneous-emission control by photonic crystals and nanocavities,” Nat. Photonics 1, 449–458 (2007).
[CrossRef]

T. Baba, “Slow light in photonic crystals,” Nat. Photonics 2, 465–473 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

K. Dossou, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, R. C. McPhedran, A. A. Asatryan, S. Chen, and J. Brnovic, “Efficient couplers for photonic crystal waveguides,” Opt. Commun. 265, 207–219 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

T. P. White, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, K. B. Dossou, and R. C. McPhedran, “Efficient slow-light coupling in a photonic crystal waveguide without transition region,” Opt. Lett. 33, 2644–2646 (2008).
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T. D. Happ, M. Kamp, and A. Forchel, “Photonic crystal tapers for ultracompact mode conversion,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1102–1104 (2001).
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P. Sanchis, J. Garcia, A. Martinez, F. Cuesta, A. Griol, and J. Marti, “Analysis of adiabatic coupling between photonic crystal single-line-defect and coupled-resonator optical waveguides,” Opt. Lett. 28, 1903–1905 (2003).
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S. Boscolo, M. Midrio, and T. F. Krauss, “Y junctions in photonic crystal channel waveguides: high transmission and impedance matching,” Opt. Lett. 27, 1001–1003 (2002).
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A. Farjadpour, D. Roundy, A. Rodriguez, M. Ibanescu, P. Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and S. G. Johnson, “Improving accuracy by subpixel smoothing in the finite-difference time domain,” Opt. Lett. 31, 2972–2974 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. G. Johnson, C. Manolatou, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Elimination of cross talk in waveguide intersections,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1855–1857 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Phys. Rev. A

S. Mahmoodian, R. C. McPhedran, C. M. de Sterke, K. B. Dossou, C. G. Poulton, and L. C. Botten, “Single and coupled degenerate defect modes in two-dimensional photonic crystal band gaps,” Phys. Rev. A 79, 013814 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E

S. G. Johnson, P. Bienstman, M. A. Skorobogatiy, M. Ibanescu, E. Lidorikis, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Adiabatic theorem and continuous coupled-mode theory for efficient taper transitions in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. E 66, 066608 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguides,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3787–3790 (1996).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Projected band diagram along the Γ – X direction for TM modes in a square lattice of rods of radius a/4 (shaded region) and band structures for a singly-wide line defect, triply-wide line defect, and coupled-cavity waveguide (identified by their dielectric profile). The defect radii are, respectively, a/12, 0.325a, and a/12. The constant Λ (x–axis of the figure) is 4 for the CCW and 1 for the other structures, due to the longer primitive cell (4a) of the former, along the direction of the propagation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Graphical representation of a coupled-mode theory treatment of two waveguides (red and blue strips) coupled by means of a cavity tuned to resonate at the angular frequency ω 0 and couple to each waveguide with quality factors Q 1 and Q 2. The direct coupling between the two waveguides is neglected. 100% transmission occurs at the frequency ω 0 when Q 1 = Q 2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Results of a finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation of a cavity resonant at ω 0 = 0.265 × (2π c/a) decaying into a singly-wide line defect waveguide (a), a triply-wide line defect waveguide (b), and a slow-light coupled-cavity waveguide (c). The top panels show the z component (parallel to the rods) of the electric field. The insets show the dielectric profile of the area indicated. The lower panels show the dependence of the cavity Q on the defect radius of the rod closest to the waveguide (insets, in red). The latter are tuned so that the Q of the cavity is 550 in each case. The values of the defect radii indicated in blue are used in the full simulations of the coupled waveguides.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

FDTD simulations showing the z component of the electric field (top panels) and the transmission spectrum of a singly-wide line defect waveguide coupling to triply-wide waveguide (a), a singly-wide waveguide coupling to a CCW (b), and a triply-wide waveguide coupling to a CCW (c). Each system is tuned to the points indicated (in blue) in Fig. 3 and exhibits 100% transmission near ω 0 = 0.265 × (2πc/a). For reference, the transmission spectra of the corresponding butt-coupled geometries are shown as dash-dotted lines.

Equations (3)

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d A d t = i ω 0 ( 1 i m 1 2 Q m ) A + m ω 0 Q m S m ( + ) ,
S m ( ) = S m ( + ) + ω 0 Q m A ,
T ( ω ) = ω 0 2 / ( Q 1 / Q 2 ) ( ω ω 0 ) 2 + ( 1 2 Q 1 + 1 2 Q 2 ) 2 ω 0 2 ,

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