Understanding the rich physics of light propagation in slow photonic crystal waveguides

Thomas F. Krauss, Liam O'Faolain, Sebastian Schulz, Daryl Matthew Beggs, Francesco Morichetti, Antonio Canciamilla, M. Torregiani, Andrea Melloni, Simon Mazoyer, Phillippe Lalanne, Antonio Samarelli, Marc Sorel, Richard De La Rue

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We study propagation losses in slow light photonic crystal waveguides and show that dispersion engineering can reduce the loss. We develop an improved understanding of why and how this occurs and develop an new approach to modeling these devices that provides new design insights.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Slow and Fast Light III
Subtitle of host publication25-26 January 2010, San Francisco, California, USA
EditorsS.M. Shahriar , P. R. Hemmer
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-8008-8
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


  • Photonic Crystal
  • Slow light
  • Dispersion
  • Silicon
  • Slabs


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