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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1145–1149

Wide-range and tunable diffraction management using 2D rectangular lattice photonic crystals

Xulin Lin, Xiaogang Zhang, Kan Yao, and Xunya Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 1145-1149 (2014)

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We propose that 2D rectangular lattice photonic crystals composed of dielectric rods can be utilized for wide-range and tunable diffraction management. The control of diffraction for a normally incident beam is achieved by either properly choosing the operating frequency or changing the refractive index of the dielectric rods. The convergent, collimated, and divergent beam behaviors corresponding to a wide range of diffraction are clearly illustrated using FDTD simulations. The tunability of diffraction around the frequency of super-collimation is also analyzed and demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: December 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2014
Published: April 22, 2014

Xulin Lin, Xiaogang Zhang, Kan Yao, and Xunya Jiang, "Wide-range and tunable diffraction management using 2D rectangular lattice photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 1145-1149 (2014)

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