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Self-guiding in two-dimensional photonic crystals
Author(s): Dmitry N. Chigrin; Stefan Enoch; Cliva M. Sotomayor-Torres; Gerard Tayeb
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Paper Abstract

Dielectric periodic media can possess a complex photonic band structure with allowed bands displaying strong dispersion and anisotropy. We show that for some frequencies the form of iso-frequency contours mimics the form of the first Brillouin zone of the crystal. A wide angular range of flat dispersion exists for such frequencies. The regions of iso-frequency contours with near zero curvature cancel out diffraction of the light beam, leading to a self-guided (self-collimated) beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4655, Photonic Bandgap Materials and Devices, (25 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.463861
Show Author Affiliations
Dmitry N. Chigrin, Univ. Wuppertal (Germany)
Stefan Enoch, Institut Fresnel/Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Marseille (France)
Cliva M. Sotomayor-Torres, Univ. Wuppertal (Germany)
Gerard Tayeb, Institut Fresnel/Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Marseille (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4655:
Photonic Bandgap Materials and Devices
Ali Adibi; Axel Scherer; Shawn-Yu Lin, Editor(s)

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