Observation of pulse compression in photonic crystal coupled cavity waveguides

T. J. Karle, Y. J. Chai, C. N. Morgan, I. H. White, T. F. Krauss

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Abstract

We demonstrate the compression of picosecond pulses using the large group velocity dispersion available from planar photonic crystal (PhC) coupled cavity waveguides (CCWs). A maximum pulsewidth reduction of 40%, from 1.91 to 1.17 ps, is achieved, in transmission through an 8-μm-long planar PhC waveguide; The equivalent dispersion value is >106 times larger than that available from standard single-mode fiber, at the pulse center wavelength of 1536 nm. The device performance is analyzed with the aid of both two-dimensional (2-D) eigenmode expansion and 2-D finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) models. The models included the material dispersion of the GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure, into which the PhCs are etched, and show remarkable agreement with experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-519
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004

Keywords

  • Band-gap structures
  • Fabrication
  • Optical planar waveguides
  • Optical pulse compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Observation of pulse compression in photonic crystal coupled cavity waveguides. / Karle, T. J.; Chai, Y. J.; Morgan, C. N.; White, I. H.; Krauss, T. F.

In: Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.02.2004, p. 514-519.

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Karle, T. J. ; Chai, Y. J. ; Morgan, C. N. ; White, I. H. ; Krauss, T. F. / Observation of pulse compression in photonic crystal coupled cavity waveguides. In: Journal of Lightwave Technology. 2004 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 514-519.
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