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Hyperuniform photonic slabs for high-Q cavities and low-loss waveguides
Author(s): Timothy Amoah; Marian Florescu
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Paper Abstract

Hyperuniform disordered photonic structures/solids (HUDS) are a new class of photonic solids, which display large, isotropic photonic band gaps (PBG) comparable in size to the ones found in photonic crystals (PC). The existence of large band gaps in HUDS contradicts the long-standing intuition that Bragg scattering and long- range translational order is required in PBG formation, and demonstrates that interactions between Mie-like local resonances and multiple scattering can induce on their own PBGs. HUDS combine advantages of both isotropy due to disorder (absence of long range two-point correlations) and controlled scattering properties from uniform local topology due to hyperuniformity (constrained disorder). In this paper we review the photonic properties of HUDS including the origin of PBGs and potential applications. We address technologically realisable designs of HUDS including localisation of light in point-defect-like optical cavities and the guiding of light in free-form PC waveguide analogues. We show that HUDS are a promising general-purpose design platform for integrated optical micro-circuitry, including active devices such as optical microcavity lasers and modulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9546, Active Photonic Materials VII, 95460F (31 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2184054
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Timothy Amoah, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Marian Florescu, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9546:
Active Photonic Materials VII
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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