Photonic crystal waveguides with acute bending angles

Natalia Malkova, C. Z. Ning

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We propose and study photonic crystal waveguides with bending angles smaller than 90°. The waveguide is formed by coupled defect cavities. To achieve a reflectionless transmission through an acute angle, we surround the defects in the bends with distorted cells having a prescribed symmetry. Detailed analysis and numerical simulation confirm that the transmission through the acute bend can be increased by two orders of magnitude to 100%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number161113
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 17 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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