Experimental and theoretical confirmation of Bloch-mode light propagation in planar photonic crystal waveguides

  • Lončar M
  • Nedeljković D
  • Pearsall T
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Abstract

The dispersion diagram of the leaky modes in the planar photonic crystal waveguide is experimentally obtained for the wavelengths from 1440 to 1590 nm. A small stop band, around wavelength 1500 nm, is detected. The experimentally obtained results are in very good agreement with our three-dimensional finite difference time domain calculations. Propagation losses of the leaky modes are estimated and we have found that they decrease as we approach the ministop band.

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Authors

  • Marko Lončar

  • Dušan Nedeljković

  • Thomas P. Pearsall

  • Jelena Vučković

  • Axel Scherer

  • Sergey Kuchinsky

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