Europhys. Lett.
Volume 74, Number 2, April 2006
Page(s) 261 - 267
Section Electromagnetism, optics, acoustics, heat transfer, classical mechanics, and fluid dynamics
Published online 29 March 2006
Europhys. Lett., 74 (2), pp. 261-267 (2006)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2005-10531-2

Coupled-resonator optical waveguides in photonic crystals with Archimedean-like tilings

Yiquan Wang

Academy of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Central University for Nationalities Beijing 100081, PRC

received 3 October 2005; accepted in final form 22 February 2006
published online 29 March 2006

Coupled-resonator optical waveguides (CROWs) constructed in photonic crystals (PCs) with Archimedean-like tilings are studied in this article. Although unequivalent sites exist in this kind of PC, the transmission properties of the CROWs constructed in PCs with Archimedean-like tilings are comparable with those constructed in periodic PCs. Because of the special structure property of this kind of PC, there are more waveguide modes in CROW constructed in PCs with Archimedean-like tilings. Furthermore, the group velocity of the transmitted electromagnetic waves in this kind of CROWs is smaller than that in its counterpart constructed in periodic PC.

42.70.Qs - Photonic bandgap materials.
41.20.Jb - Electromagnetic wave propagation; radiowave propagation.
42.25.Bs - Wave propagation, transmission and absorption.

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