Waveguide and guided-wave devices consisting of heterostructured photonic crystals

S. Kawakami, T. Sato, K. Miura, Yasuo Ohtera, T. Kawashima, H. Ohkubo

研究成果: Conference article査読

6 被引用数 (Scopus)

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We report a strategy of industrialization of photonic-crystal based optical devices: We first review requirements for passive photonic crystal components. Although they have remarkable properties, they have at the same time severe difficulties such as difficulty of practical coupling to/from optical fibers and a relatively large propagation loss. This paper present an approach of meeting the requirements using heterostructured photonic crystals fabricated by autocloning. A low-loss, simple structured waveguide and sophisticated functional blocks (such as a resonator) can be integrated by a simple process. We first prepare a substrate patterned and corrugated by electron beam lithography and dry etching. Ta2O5/SiO2 mutilayers are repeatedly deposited on the substrate, and no other process is needed to complete the chip. After dicing and polishing, the waveguide can be butt-jointed with an optical fiber and the loss is estimated as 1.3 dB/mm. A resonator with Q = 270 is also demonstrated. Furore outlooks of the technology are also discussed.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)279-288
ページ数10
ジャーナルProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
4870
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2002 1月 1
イベントActive and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II - Boston, MA, United States
継続期間: 2002 7月 292002 8月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 応用数学
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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