Supercollimation is the diffraction-less propagation of light using the dispersion properties of specially-designed photonic crystals. We have measured supercollimation in photonic crystals composed of nano-scale rods over distances of up to one thousand lattice periods.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
T. Shih, M. Dahlem, A. Kurs, G. Petrich, M. Soljacic, E. Ippen, L. Kolodziejski, K. Hall, and M. Kesler, "Supercollimation in Photonic Crystals Composed of Nano-Scale Silicon Rods," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuDD7.
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