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Dependence of extrinsic loss on group velocity in photonic crystal waveguides

O'Faolain, Liam; White, Thomas P.; O'Brien, David; Yuan, Xiadong; Settle, Michael D.; Krauss, Thomas F.


We examine the effects of disorder on propagation loss as a function of group velocity for W1 photonic crystal (PhC) waveguides. Disorder is deliberately and controllably introduced into the photonic crystal by pseudo-randomly displacing the holes of the photonic lattice. This allows us to clearly distinguish two types of loss. Away from the band-edge and for moderately slow light (group velocity c/20-c/30) loss scales sub-linearly with group velocity, whereas near the band-edge, reflection...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.15.013129
Access Rights: Open Access


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