, Volume 82, Issue 1, pp 9-12
Date: 04 Nov 2005

Evidence of Bloch wave propagation within photonic crystal waveguides

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Abstract

We report in this paper results obtained from characterizations of photonic band gap waveguide, using near field optical microscopy. We will show evidence of a Bloch wave propagating within our W1 photonic crystal waveguides (PCWs) structure, using a 2D Fourier transform approach. The processed image will then be compared to simulations obtained from plane wave method. This comparison exhibits that near-field measurements, using tapered optical fibers as probes, are mainly sensitive to the electric field propagating within the structure.

PACS

42.25.-p; 42.30.Va; 42.770.-Qs; 42.82.-Et