Disorder-induced losses in photonic crystal waveguides with line defects

Dario Gerace, Lucio Claudio Andreani
2004 Optics Letters  
A numerical analysis of extrinsic diffraction losses in two-dimensional photonic crystal slabs with line defects is reported. To model disorder, a Gaussian distribution of hole radii in the triangular lattice of airholes is assumed. The extrinsic losses below the light line increase quadratically with the disorder parameter, decrease slightly with increasing core thickness, and depend weakly on the hole radius. For typical values of the disorder parameter the calculated loss values of guided
more » ... es below the light line compare favorably with available experimental results.
doi:10.1364/ol.29.001897 pmid:15357352 fatcat:2vwjk7h7zfcv5eisqtsx2772im