Propagation of TE and TM polarised light through smoothed sixty degree bends in planar photonic crystal waveguides

Lars Hagedorn Frandsen, Peter Ingo Borel, Morten Thorhauge, J. Cheng, M. Kampanis, Martin Kristensen, Andrei Lavrinenko, Yanxin Zhuang, H.M.H. Chong

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In this paper, bends in planar PCWs are investigated by introducing two smoothed 60° bends each having one hole. The PCWs are defined by leaving out single rows of holes. In and out coupling of light to the PCWs is obtained utilising tapered ridge waveguides. Transmission spectra are recorded for both the TE and TM polarisation with an optical spectrum analyser by using two LED sources centred at 1330 nm and 1550 nm. The 3D FDTD simulations successfully explain the observed bend losses both for the TE and TM polarisations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO/Europe
Number of pages677
Publication date2003
ISBN (Print)0-7803-7734-6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe 2003 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 Jun 200327 Jun 2003


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe 2003

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