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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1394–1399

Angular dependence of the intensity of light beams diffracted by colloidal crystals

Gabriel Lozano, Javier E. Mazzaferri, Luis A. Dorado, Silvia Ledesma, Ricardo A. Depine, and Hernán Míguez  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 7, pp. 1394-1399 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.001394


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Abstract

An experimental and theoretical analysis of the angular dependence of the diffracted light beams emerging from three-dimensional colloidal photonic crystals is herein presented. Diffracted beams are identified according to their associated reciprocal-lattice vectors, and their intensities are obtained as a function of the zenithal and azimuthal incidence angles. Significant changes in the beam intensities are observed for large zenithal incidence angles as the azimuthal angle is varied. This phenomenon is related to the excitation of new resonant modes inside the photonic crystal which cannot be observed under normal incidence conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2010
Published: June 17, 2010

Citation
Gabriel Lozano, Javier E. Mazzaferri, Luis A. Dorado, Silvia Ledesma, Ricardo A. Depine, and Hernán Míguez, "Angular dependence of the intensity of light beams diffracted by colloidal crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1394-1399 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-7-1394

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