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Photonic Crystal Cavities and Waveguides

Scherer, A. and Painter, O. and Vuckovic, J. and Loncar, M. and Yoshie, T. and Dapkus, D. and Kim, I. and Pearsall, T. (2001) Photonic Crystal Cavities and Waveguides. In: 2001 Device Research Conference. IEEE , Piscataway, N.J., pp. 115-118. ISBN 0-7803-7014-7.

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Recently, it has also become possible to microfabricate high reflectivity mirrors by creating two- and three-dimensional periodic structures. These periodic "photonic crystals" can be designed to open up frequency bands within which the propagation of electromagnetic waves is forbidden irrespective of the propagation direction in space and define photonic bandgaps. When combined with high index contrast slabs in which light can be efficiently guided, microfabricated two-dimensional photonic bandgap mirrors provide us with the geometries needed to confine and concentrate light into extremely small volumes and to obtain very high field intensities. Here we show the use of these "artificially" microfabricated crystals in functional nonlinear optical devices, such as lasers, modulators, and waveguides.

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Official Citation:Scherer, A.; Painter, O.; Vuckovic, J.; Loncar, M.; Yoshie, T.; Dapkus, D.; Kim, I.; Pearsall, T.; , "Photonic crystal cavities and waveguides," Device Research Conference, 2001 , vol., no., pp.115-118, 2001 doi: 10.1109/DRC.2001.937897 URL:
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