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Design and implementation of novel photonic crystal tunable devices
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Paper Abstract

Photonic crystals have many potential applications due to their unique abilities to control the propagation of electromagnetic waves. If their bandgap and dispersive properties are modulated by external means, more exciting applications emerge. In this work, we present novel applications and devices created by tuning the bandgap and dispersive properties of periodic photonic crystal structures. We present our designs in both high- and low-refractive index materials. Many tunability alternatives exist including thermal, optical, electrical, microfluidic, and liquid crystals-based. In this paper, we will utilize these methods to implement various photonic crystal-based devices and applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6322, Tuning the Optic Response of Photonic Bandgap Structures III, 63220D (30 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.681728
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Eric J. Kelmelis, EM Photonics (United States)
Shouyuan Shi, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Ahmed Sharkawy, EM Photonics (United States)
Caihua Chen, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Binglin Miao, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Dennis W. Prather, Univ. of Delaware (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6322:
Tuning the Optic Response of Photonic Bandgap Structures III
Paul V. Braun; Sharon M. Weiss, Editor(s)

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