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Optical study of 2D photonic crystals in an InP/GaInAsP slab waveguide structure

  • Rolando Ferrini (a1), David Leuenberger (a1), Mikaël Mulot (a2), Min Qiu (a2), Jürgen Moosburger (a3), Martin Kamp (a3), Alfred Forchel (a3), Srinivasan Anand (a2) and Romuald Houdré (a1)...

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We report on the optical properties of two dimensional (2D) photonic crystals (PCs) deeply etched in an InP/GaInAsP step-index waveguide. Transmission (T) measurements through simple PC slabs and through one-dimensional (1D) Fabry-Pérot (FP) cavities between PC mirrors are reported and compared to theory. A 2D finite difference time-domain (FDTD) method combined to a phenomenological out-of-plane loss model is used to assess different loss contributions. The PC optical properties are deduced from the FP peak analysis. The origin of the high T level observed inside the stopgap is investigated.

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