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From zero-average index metamaterials to zero-dispersion curvature photonic crystal superlattices for self-collimation of light
Author(s): Julien Arlandis; Emmanuel Centeno; Rémi Pollès; Antoine Moreau
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Paper Abstract

Zero-average index metamaterials and photonic crystal superlattices are well known for presenting uncommon properties such as a new forbidden band for photons and self-collimation effect. In this work, we show how these two approaches can be combined to finely control beam propagation and we develop a theory that provides a comprehensive understanding of these phenomenon. We show that the curvature of the dispersion relation plays a crucial role to cancel light diffraction. This concept leads to the design of PhC superlattices with a very low filling factor in air and presenting a slow light regime. The frequency selectivity of the self-collimation effect is in addition shown to be increased by 10 or 50 compared to common 2D photonic crystal devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8425, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices X, 842510 (25 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922223
Show Author Affiliations
Julien Arlandis, Institut Pascal, Univ. Blaise Pascal, CNRS (France)
Emmanuel Centeno, Institut Pascal, Univ. Blaise Pascal, CNRS (France)
Rémi Pollès, Institut Pascal, Univ. Blaise Pascal, CNRS (France)
Antoine Moreau, Institut Pascal, Univ. Blaise Pascal, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8425:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices X
Hernán Ruy Míguez; Sergei G. Romanov; Lucio Claudio Andreani; Christian Seassal, Editor(s)

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