A periodic array of dielectric rods or holes, known as two-dimensional photonic crystal, is shown to have blazing properties similar to those of classical diffraction gratings. Several different optogeometric configurations are shown numerically to exhibit an almost perfect blazing in the -1st reflected order with a plateaulike spectral dependence in nonpolarized light.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 27, 2000
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2000
Published: May 20, 2001
Evgeny Popov, Bozhan Bozhkov, and Michel Nevière, "Almost perfect blazing by photonic crystal rod gratings," Appl. Opt. 40, 2417-2422 (2001)