Metallo-dielectric photonic crystals with cubic symmetries have been studied here both experimentally and theoretically in the millimeter wavelength region (15–60 mm). In a direct analogy to linear systems, we considered the three-dimensional lattices as a stack of two-dimensional resonating screens. The overall three-dimensional structure was introduced in the calculation through a structural phase. Such an approach proved useful in understanding the related mode propagation and guided us in a study of the transition between cubic and centered body cubic symmetries.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 23, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2004
Published: February 1, 2005
J. Shah, K. D. Möller, H. Grebel, O. Sternberg, and J. M. Tobias, "Three-dimensional metallo-dielectric photonic crystals with cubic symmetry as stacks of two-dimensional screens," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 370-376 (2005)