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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 16-21, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-889-6
Localization and Propagation in Disordered Media (QMG)

Band Gaps in Amorphous Photonic Lattices

Mikael Rechtsman, Alexander Szameit, Felix Dreisow, Matthias Heinrich, Robert Keil, Stefan Nolte, and Mordechai Segev


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We present, theoretically and experimentally, amorphous photonic lattices exhibiting a band gap and negative effective mass, without Bragg diffraction. Bands are Anderson states, but defect states residing in the gap are always more localized.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

M. Rechtsman, A. Szameit, F. Dreisow, M. Heinrich, R. Keil, S. Nolte, and M. Segev, "Band Gaps in Amorphous Photonic Lattices," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper QMG1.

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