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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Discrete Optics and Periodic Structures (QThD)

New Physics of Subwavelength High Contrast Gratings

Vadim Karagodsky, Forrest Sedgwick, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain  »View Author Affiliations


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We present a simple yet precise theory, which explains the two main extraordinary features of optical gratings in the near-subwavelength regime: namely broadband high (>99%) reflectivity and ultra-high quality factor (Q~2x10^5) resonances.

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(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

V. Karagodsky, F. Sedgwick, and C. J. Chang-Hasnain, "New Physics of Subwavelength High Contrast Gratings," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QThD2.

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