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FDTD analysis of photonic quasi-crystal symmetry-breaking resonator modes with waveguide applications
Author(s): Robert C. Gauthier; Khaled Mnaymneh
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Paper Abstract

The FDTD technique is employed to examine the optical properties of 12-fold rotational order quasi-crystal structures. Bandgap and defect states are shown to exits in the quasi-crystal patterns for in-plane propagating light. Out-of-plane propagation is examined by infinitely extending the planar quasi-crystal in the third direction. The resulting micro-structured optical fiber guides show supported modes confined by index guiding. A stack and draw technique is presented making quasi-crystal core designs possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6128, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IV, 61281H (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.651529
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Robert C. Gauthier, Carleton Univ. (Canada)
Khaled Mnaymneh, Carleton Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6128:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices IV
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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