By Topic

The effect of disorder on two-dimensional photonic crystal waveguides

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

The purchase and pricing options are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
5 Author(s)
Lima, Leonardo L. ; Optics and Materials Group-Optma, Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Caixa Postal 2051, 57061-970 Maceio, Alagoas, Brazil ; Alencar, Marcio A.R.C. ; Caetano, Dilson P. ; Solli, D.R.
more authors

Your organization might have access to this article on the publisher's site. To check, click on this link:http://dx.doi.org/+10.1063/1.2939240 

We investigate the effect of positional disorder on two-dimensional photonic crystal waveguides created by removing a line of cells from a finite 11×11 square lattice. By using transverse magnetic and transverse electric waves, we have studied three different configurations: disorder throughout the whole crystal, disorder only in the waveguide border, and disorder in the whole crystal except the waveguide border. We found that the waveguide performance is quite robust against disorder in the case where the waveguide border is not affected by disorder. In the other cases, disorder changes the size of the waveguide channel, which has a detrimental effect on the performance of the waveguide.

Published in:

Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:103 ,  Issue: 12 )