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Isotropic band gaps, optical cavities, and freeform waveguides in hyperuniform disordered photonic solids
Author(s): Marian Florescu; Weining Man; Ruth Ann Mullen; Milan M. Milosevic; Timothy Amoah; Paul M. Chaikin; Salvatore Torquato; Paul Steinhardt
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Paper Abstract

Hyperuniform disordered solids are a new class of designer photonic materials with large isotropic band gaps comparable to those found in photonic crystals. The hyperuniform disordered materials are statistically isotropic and possess a controllable constrained randomness. We have employed their unique properties to introduce novel architectures for optical cavities that achieve an ultimate isotropic confinement of radiation, and waveguides with arbitrary bending angles. Our experiments demonstrate low-loss waveguiding in submicron scale Si-based hyperuniform structures operating at infrared wavelengths and open the way for the realization of highly flexible, disorder-insensitive optical micro-circuit platforms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9162, Active Photonic Materials VI, 91620G (12 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2060683
Show Author Affiliations
Marian Florescu, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Weining Man, San Francisco State Univ. (United States)
Ruth Ann Mullen, Etaphase Inc. (United States)
Milan M. Milosevic, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Timothy Amoah, Univ. of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Paul M. Chaikin, New York Univ. (United States)
Salvatore Torquato, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Paul Steinhardt, Princeton Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9162:
Active Photonic Materials VI
Ganapathi S. Subramania; Stavroula Foteinopoulou, Editor(s)

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