Miniband transmission in a photonic-crystal coupled-resonator optical waveguide

S Olivier, C Smith, M Rattier, H Benisty, C Weisbuch, Thomas Fraser Krauss

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We demonstrate in the near infrared the coupled-resonator optical waveguide (CROW) concept that was recently proposed by Yariv ct al. [Opt. Lett. 24, 711 (1999)]. Two-dimensional photonic crystals have been used to define, in a GaAs-based waveguiding heterostructure, an array of micrometer-sized hexagonal cavities coupled through thin walls. With the photoexcitation of InAs quantum dots as an internal source, the transmission spectra of the coupled resonators show marked minibands and minigaps, in agreement with theoretical predictions. (C) 2001 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1019-1021
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2001




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