Packing density of conventional waveguides and photonic crystal waveguides

S. Tomljenovic-Hanic*, C. Martijn De Sterke, M. J. Steel

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We compare coupling between parallel waveguides within one-dimensional photonic crystals and coupling between conventional waveguides. We consider the situation in which coupling between the waveguides is minimized, so that light in the waveguides propagates essentially independently. Subject to this condition, we compare the minimum mutual distance between conventional planar waveguides and waveguides in one-dimensional photonic crystals. We find that the packing densities of the conventional and periodic structures are comparable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


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