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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 105–109

Anomalous refraction in disordered one-dimensional photonic lattices

Lei Xu, Yi Yin, Fang Bo, Jingjun Xu, and Guoquan Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 105-109 (2014)

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We study the light refraction behavior at the entrance surface of the width-disordered one-dimensional waveguide array. As compared to the case in a uniform periodic waveguide array, anomalous refraction behavior is observed for the eigenmodes in the first band of the disordered waveguide array. The transverse propagation velocities of the eigenmodes in the first band are dramatically suppressed and the light is tightly confined around and propagates along the initially exciting waveguides. This may provide an effective method for beam coupling and collimation in the disordered photonic lattices.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2013
Published: December 12, 2013

Lei Xu, Yi Yin, Fang Bo, Jingjun Xu, and Guoquan Zhang, "Anomalous refraction in disordered one-dimensional photonic lattices," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 105-109 (2014)

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