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Reversed and anomalous Doppler shifts in periodic media
Author(s): Evan J. Reed; Marin Soljacic; Mihai Ibanescu; John D. Joannopoulos
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Paper Abstract

We have predicted that reversed and anomalous non-relativisitic Doppler shifts can be observed under some circumstances when light reflects from a shock wave front propagating through a photonic crystal. This theoretical prediction is generalizable and applies to wave-like excitations in a variety of periodic media. The first experimental observation of a non-relativistic reversed Doppler effect has recently been made by Seddon and Bearpark in a creative experiment involving the propagation of an electromagnetic shock through a periodic electrical transmission line. We show how our theory quantitatively describes this experiment and how the theory is fundamentally different from the theoretical description proposed by Seddon and Bearpark.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2005
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5733, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices III, (13 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.583500
Show Author Affiliations
Evan J. Reed, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Marin Soljacic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Mihai Ibanescu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
John D. Joannopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5733:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices III
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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