Photonic crystal waveguiding: Mode solution and analysis in an envelope picture

Mathieu Charbonneau-Lefort*, Emanuel Istrate, Mathieu Allard, Joyce Poon, Edward H. Sargent

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Photonic crystal waveguides were investigated using an envelope approximation formalism. The photonic crystal under study was a square lattice of vertical rods with radii of 0.2 lattice constant. The core and cladding were made of materials with similar photonic crystalline structures but different average refractive indices. The formalism yielded a direct picture of waveguiding mechanism, and allowed prediction of frequency of guided modes, dispersion relation of waveguides and shapes of modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2002
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002) - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 19 2002May 24 2002


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2002)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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