2 May 2014 Slow light SOI slot photonic crystal waveguides with low loss
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Slow light in SOI Slotted Photonic Crystal Waveguides (SPCW) infiltrated by a refractive liquid are investigated. By employing an interferometric technique similar to Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT), we report a group velocity lower than c/20 over a 1 mm-long SPCW. From the OCT measurements, we also infer moderate propagation losses. In the fast light regime (nG <10) propagation loss is about 15 dB.cm-1. Moreover, the coupling to slow modes is efficient. These results show that infiltrated slow light SPCW are a promising route to silicon organic hybrid photonics.
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Charles Caer, Charles Caer, Sylvain Combrie, Sylvain Combrie, Xavier Le Roux, Xavier Le Roux, Alfredo De Rossi, Alfredo De Rossi, Eric Cassan, Eric Cassan, } "Slow light SOI slot photonic crystal waveguides with low loss", Proc. SPIE 9127, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices XI, 912714 (2 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2051890; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2051890
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