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Subwavelength Photonic Crystal Waveguide in Optical Systems

United States Patent Application

20170146738
A1
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An optical system is disclosed. The optical system comprising: a substrate; and a subwavelength photonic crystal waveguide atop the substrate, wherein the subwavelength photonic crystal waveguide comprises a periodic one or two-dimensional array of two or more interleaved dielectric pillars; wherein the periodicity of the one or two-dimensional array is constant, a combination of two or more periods, or random; wherein the one or two-dimensional array is substantially linear or curved; wherein each of the pillars of the one or two-dimensional array is at least one of a triangular prism, a trapezoidal prism, an elliptic cylinder, a cylinder, a tube, a frustum, a pyramid, a trapezoidal prism, and an asymmetric frustum; and wherein each of the pillars of the one or two-dimensional array comprises a solid, liquid, and/or gas. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
Xu, Xiaochuan (Austin, TX), Chen, Ray T. (Austin, TX)
Omega Optics, Inc. (Austin TX)
15/ 281,888
September 30, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with Government support under grant DE-SC0013178 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in this invention.