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Published March 11, 2002 | public
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Experimental and theoretical confirmation of Bloch-mode light propagation in planar photonic crystal waveguides


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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©2002 American Institute of Physics. (Received 11 July 2001; accepted 14 December 2001) The authors would like to thank Tom Baehr-Jones from Simulant Inc. for distributed 3D FDTD code, and Sean M. Spillane and Professor Kerry J. Vahala's group at Caltech for making their computer cluster available to them.


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