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Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2001 Nov;64(5 Pt 2):055603. Epub 2001 Oct 26.

Ministop bands in single-defect photonic crystal waveguides.

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  • 1Ames Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA.


We numerically study single-defect photonic crystal waveguides obtained from a triangular lattice of air holes in a dielectric background. It is found that, for medium-high air filling ratios, the transmission has very small values in narrow frequency regions lying inside the photonic band gap-the so-called ministop bands. Two types of ministop bands are shown to exist; one of which is due to the multimode nature of the waveguide. Their dependence on the length of the waveguide and on the air filling ratio is presented.

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