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Controlling diffraction and waveguide modes by exploiting spatial dispersions in photonic crystals
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Paper Abstract

We present a theoretical condition for achieving three-dimensional self-collimation of light in a photonic crystal. Such effects provide a very interesting mechanism for developing integrated circuits in 3D crystals that can be synthesized in a large scale. We also show that in a dielectric waveguide with a photonic crystal core, the modal properties are very unusual. In particular, a single-mode waveguide for the fundamental mode with a large core and a strong confinement can be realized. This is potentially important for suppressing modal competition in laser structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6128, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IV, 61280Z (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.649564
Show Author Affiliations
Shanhui Fan, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Xiaofang Yu, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Jonghwa Shin, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Wah Tung Lau, Stanford Univ. (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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