We demonstrate dispersion tailoring by coupling the even and the odd modes in a line-defect photonic crystal waveguide. Coupling is determined ab-initio using group theory analysis, rather than by trial-error optimisation of the design parameters. A family of dispersion curves is generated by controlling a single geometrical parameter. This concept is demonstrated experimentally with very good agreement with theory.
Colman, P., Combrié, S., Lehoucq, G., & De Rossi, A. (2012). Control of dispersion in photonic crystal waveguides using group symmetry theory. Optics Express, 20(12), 13108-13114. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.013108