Efficient Photonic Crystal Cavity-Waveguide Couplers

Applied Physics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.52). 11/2006; DOI: 10.1063/1.2472534
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT Coupling of photonic crystal (PC) linear three-hole defect cavities (L3) to PC waveguides is theoretically and experimentally investigated. The systems are designed to increase the overlap between the evanescent cavity field and the waveguide mode, and to operate in the linear dispersion region of the waveguide. Our simulations indicate increased coupling when the cavity is tilted by 60 degrees with respect to the waveguide axis, which we have also confirmed by experiments. We obtained up to 90% coupling efficiency into the waveguide.

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