Journal of Optics

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 57–66 | Cite as

Engineering the Dispersion of Photonic Crystal Waveguides for Counter-Directional Signal and Pump Propagation

  • Shayan Mookherjea


A waveguide formed by coupled defects in a photonic crystal is a versatile building block for multifunctional photonic devices because the spatial geometry determines the dispersion relationship. We design a waveguide in which there are two distinct and narrow bands: a 1550 nm waveguiding band co-existing with a counter-propagating 1480 nm waveguiding band. Such a characteristic is ideally suited for diode-pumped all-optical information processing devices and lasers at telecommunications wavelengths.


Photonic Crystal Waveguide Mode Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Optic Letter Dispersion Relationship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shayan Mookherjea
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

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