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Cherenkov radiation and photonic crystals
Author(s): Robert C. Gauthier
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Paper Abstract

A charge moving faster than the phase velocity in a medium can produces conical radiation known as Cherenkov radiation. The FDTD numerical technique is used to model this radiation process and the generated light spectrum is used to explore the optical properties of photonic crystal and quasi-crystals. It is shown that the radiation from the fast moving charge is able to provide information on the band gap and transmission spectrums, defect state wavelengths and waveguide propagation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7223, Photonic and Phononic Crystal Materials and Devices IX, 722314 (16 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.807937
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Robert C. Gauthier, Carleton Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7223:
Photonic and Phononic Crystal Materials and Devices IX
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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