Novel 3D Hollow Optical Waveguide with Lateral and Vertical Periodicity for Tunable Photonic Integrated Circuits

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kumar, Mukesh; Sakaguchi, Takahiro; Koyama, Fumio (Microsystem Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Chase, Chris; Karagodsky, Vadim; Chang-Hasnain, Connie J. (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley, USA)

A novel design-flexible 3D-hollow-waveguide with lateral- and vertical-periodicity has been demonstrated. A high-index-contrast-grating-(HCG), introduced as a lateral-periodicity, provides vertical as well as lateral-optical-confinement. The combined effect of vertical and lateral periodicity results in a low-polarization-dependence.