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Geometrical suppression of photonic band gaps
Author(s): D. R. Solli; R. Y. Chiao; J. M. Hickmann
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Paper Abstract

One of the most surprising things about photonic crystals is not the existence of the band gap, but the fact that a large, ordered array of scatters can be transparent to light within certain spectral regions. We have identified a new, general effect in which the band gap of a photonic lattice can be suppressed by unexpected mode degeneracy, rendering a photonic crystal completely transparent to all frequencies across two or more distinct bands.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6128, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IV, 612809 (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646885
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D. R. Solli, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
R. Y. Chiao, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
J. M. Hickmann, Univ. Federal de Alagoas (Brazil)


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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