Applied Physics B

, Volume 82, Issue 1, pp 9–12 | Cite as

Evidence of Bloch wave propagation within photonic crystal waveguides

  • M.J. Martin
  • T. Benyattou
  • R. Orobtchouk
  • A. Talneau
  • A. Berrier
  • M. Mulot
  • S. Anand
Article

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.J. Martin
    • 1
  • T. Benyattou
    • 1
  • R. Orobtchouk
    • 1
  • A. Talneau
    • 2
  • A. Berrier
    • 3
  • M. Mulot
    • 3
  • S. Anand
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière UMR CNRS 5511INSAVilleurbanne CEDEXFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Photonique et de NanostructuresCentre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueMarcoussisFrance
  3. 3.Royal Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Microelectronics and Information TechnologyKistaSweden

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