Applied Physics B

, 86:327 | Cite as

Enhanced transmission and directional emission via coupled-resonator optical waveguides

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Abstract

We propose a novel photonic crystal waveguide configuration consisting of coupled-resonator optical waveguides at the termination to obtain enhanced transmission and beaming of light. We show theoretically that such a configuration can collimate the light output from a photonic crystal waveguide over a wide bandwidth range. The mechanism explained in this paper may be easily extrapolated to the photonic crystal configuration of air holes in a dielectric substrate.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z.-H. Zhu
    • 1
  • W.-M. Ye
    • 1
  • J.-R. Ji
    • 1
  • X.-D. Yuan
    • 1
  • C. Zen
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center of Photonic CrystalsNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaP.R. China

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