We show that a slab of photonic crystal can transmit 100% of an incident beam in the forbidden gap. This phenomenon is due to the resonant excitation of leaky modes along the interfaces.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
M. Laroche, R. Carminati, and J. Greffet, "Resonant Optical Transmission through a Photonic Crystal," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper QMB4.
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