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Sunflower photonic quasicrystals
Author(s): Y. F. Liao; Y. Yang; H. T. Dai; S. G. Wang; X. W. Sun
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present one planar graded photonic quasicrystals based on phyllotaxy structure (PSPQ) to mimic the Luneburg lens. The PSPQ is composed by discrete cylinders, which radius are determined by the index profile of Luneburg lens and Maxwell-Garnett effective medium theory, to mimic the graded index (GRIN) materials. Numerical simulations are performed to investigate the focusing features of the PSPQs by means of finite difference time domain (FDTD) methods. Numerical results show that the PSPQs-based Luneburg lens can focus the light more tightly and efficiently in comparison with conventional graded photonic crystals. Meanwhile, we also explored the focusing properties of PSPQs with different generating angle, which determined the spiral type of phyllotaxy structures, to optimize the focusing behavior of the proposed devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8632, Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures III, 86320A (21 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002892
Show Author Affiliations
Y. F. Liao, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Y. Yang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
H. T. Dai, Tianjin Univ. (China)
S. G. Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
X. W. Sun, Tianjin Univ. (China)
South Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8632:
Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures III
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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