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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2416–2420

Effect of surface truncation on mode density in photonic crystals

Zhaona Wang, Tianrui Zhai, Jing Lin, and Dahe Liu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2416-2420 (2007)

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The effect of surface truncation on the electromagnetic density of modes (DOM) in photonic crystals (PCs) is investigated theoretically. It shows that for PCs with surface truncation parameter τ 0 or τ 0.5 , the DOM has asymmetric properties on the two edges of the first bandgap in normal incidence. Moreover, DOM at band edges has much larger values in the PC with appropriate truncation than that in the PC without truncation. Also, the effect of surface truncation on a band-edge laser is discussed, and the case of the oblique incident is also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4930) General : Other topics of general interest
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2007
Published: August 27, 2007

Zhaona Wang, Tianrui Zhai, Jing Lin, and Dahe Liu, "Effect of surface truncation on mode density in photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2416-2420 (2007)

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