Photonic crystal and photonic wire device structures

De La Rue, R.M. et al. (2005) Photonic crystal and photonic wire device structures. Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, 5950, p. 595004. (doi:10.1117/12.620658)

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Abstract

Photonic devices that exploit photonic crystal (PhC) principles in a planar environment continue to provide a fertile field of research. 2D PhC based channel waveguides can provide both strong confinement and controlled dispersion behaviour. In conjunction with, for instance, various electro-optic, thermo-optic and other effects, a range of device functionality is accessible in very compact PhC channel-guide devices that offer the potential for high-density integration. Low enough propagation losses are now being obtained with photonic crystal channel-guide structures that their use in real applications has become plausible. Photonic wires (PhWs) can also provide strong confinement and low propagation losses. Bragg-gratings imposed on photonic wires can provide dispersion and frequency selection in device structures that are intrinsically simpler than 2D PhC channel guides--and can compete with them under realistic conditions.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnson, Dr Nigel and Chong, Dr Harold and Rahman, Dr Faiz and Sorel, Professor Marc and Ironside, Professor Charles and De La Rue, Professor Richard and Pottier, Mr Pierre
Authors: De La Rue, R.M., Sorel, M., Johnson, N.P., Rahman, F., Ironside, C., Cronin, L., Watson, I.M., Martin, R., Jin, C., Pottier, P., Chong, H., Gnan, M., Jugessur, A., Camargo, E., Erwin, G., Md Zain, A., Ntakis, I., Hobbs, L., Zhang, H., Armenise, M., Ciminelli, C., and Coquillat, D.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Proceedings of the SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publisher:SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN:0277-786X

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