Extension of coupled mode analysis to periodic large arrays of identical waveguides for photonic crystals applications

Vladislav R. Shteeman, Dmitri L. Boiko, Eli Kapon, Amos A. Hardy

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Abstract

Coupled-mode theory, developed for several parallel waveguides, is extended to the case of infinite 2-D photonic crystals. Periodic boundary conditions, applied to a system of coupled identical waveguides, are used to compute the photonic band structures. This approach is shown to be more efficient than the usual numerical methods when tested on finite, but large-sized, arrays. Photonic crystals made of single-mode and multimode waveguide arrays are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-224
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Band structure
  • Bloch function
  • Coupled mode theory
  • Photonic crystal

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