Coupled nanopillar waveguides: optical properties and applications

Dmitry N. Chigrin, Sergei V. Zhukovsky, Andrei Lavrinenko, Johann Kroha

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    In this paper we review basic properties of coupled periodic and aperiodic nanopillar waveguides. A coupled nanopillar waveguide consists of several rows of periodically or aperiodically placed dielectric rods (pillars). In such a waveguide, light confinement is due to the total internal reflection, while guided modes dispersion is strongly affected by the waveguide structure. We present a systematic analysis of the optical properties of coupled nanopillar waveguides and discuss their possible applications for integrated optics. (C) 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysica Status Solidi A
    Issue number11
    Pages (from-to)3647-3661
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


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