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Experimental demonstration of self-collimation in a 3D photonic crystal
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Paper Abstract

We present our experimental demonstration of self-collimation inside a three-dimensional (3D) simple cubic photonic crystal at microwave frequencies. The photonic crystal was designed with tailored dispersion property and fabricated by a high precision computer-controlled machine. The self-collimation modes were excited by a grounded waveguide feeding and detected by a scanning monopole. Self-collimation of electromagnetic waves in the 3D photonic crystal was demonstrated by measuring the 3D field distribution, which was shown as a narrow collimated beam inside the 3D photonic crystal whereas a diverged beam in the absence of the photonic crystal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6128, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IV, 61281T (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646687
Show Author Affiliations
Zhaolin Lu, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Shouyuan Shi, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Janusz A. Murakowski, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Garrett J. Schneider, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Christopher A. Schuetz, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Dennis W. Prather, Univ. of Delaware (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6128:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IV
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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