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Photonic crystal and photonic wire device structures
Author(s): Richard De La Rue; Marc Sorel; Nigel Johnson; Faiz Rahman; Charles Ironside; Lee Cronin; Ian Watson; Robert Martin; Chongjun Jin; Pierre Pottier; Harold Chong; Marco Gnan; Aju Jugessur; Edilson Camargo; Grant Erwin; Ahmad Md Zain; Iraklis Ntakis; Lois Hobbs; Hua Zhang; Mario Armenise; Caterina Ciminelli; Dominique Coquillat
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5950, Photonic Crystals and Fibers, 595004 (12 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620658
Show Author Affiliations
Richard De La Rue, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Marc Sorel, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Nigel Johnson, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Faiz Rahman, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Charles Ironside, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Lee Cronin, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Ian Watson, Strathclyde Univ. (United Kingdom)
Robert Martin, Strathclyde Univ. (United Kingdom)
Chongjun Jin, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Pierre Pottier, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Harold Chong, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Marco Gnan, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Aju Jugessur, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Edilson Camargo, Centro Tecnico Aeroespacial (Brazil)
Grant Erwin, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Ahmad Md Zain, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Iraklis Ntakis, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Lois Hobbs, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Hua Zhang, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Mario Armenise, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Caterina Ciminelli, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Dominique Coquillat, Univ. Montpellier-2 (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5950:
Photonic Crystals and Fibers
Waclaw Urbanczyk; Bozena Jaskorzynska; Philip St. J. Russell, Editor(s)

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