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Analyzing symmetry in photonic band structure of gyro-magnetic photonic crystals
Author(s): Ali Najafi; Sina Khorasani; Faezeh Gholami
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Paper Abstract

In the band structure analysis of photonic crystals it is normally assumed that the full photonic gaps could be found by scanning high-symmetry paths along the edges of Irreducible Brillouin Zones (IBZ). We have recently shown [1] that this assumption is wrong in general for sufficiently symmetry breaking geometries, so that the IBZ is exactly half of the complete BZ. That minimal required symmetry arises from the requirement on time-reversal symmetry. In this paper we show that even that requirement might be broken by using gyro-magnetic materials in the composition of photonic structures we can observe that the IBZ extends fully to the boundaries of the complete BZ, that is IBZ must be as the same as BZ.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8096, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties IX, 80963R (20 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895521
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Ali Najafi, Sharif Univ. of Technology (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Sina Khorasani, Sharif Univ. of Technology (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Faezeh Gholami, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8096:
Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties IX
Mark I. Stockman, Editor(s)

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