We report the experimental demonstration of bandgap guidance of light by a single-site negative defect in optically-induced two-dimensional photonic lattices. The guided patterns display fine spatial structures arising from defect modes excited at higher bandgaps.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves
I. M. , Z. Chen and J. Yang, "Observation of Higher-Band Defect Modes in Two-Dimensional Photonic Lattices," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper QFF1.
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