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  • Vol. 79, Iss. 8 — Aug. 31, 2012
  • pp: 524–526

Bragg reflection of light from silicon-based two-dimensional photonic crystals under multiwave-diffraction conditions

V. G. Fedotov and A. V. Sel’kin  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 79, Issue 8, pp. 524-526 (2012)

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Mechanisms of the formation of the Bragg reflection spectra of light from two-dimensional photonic crystals have been studied in terms of an approach based on dynamic diffraction theory. The spectra have been calculated for a structure with a hexagonal silicon-based lattice. The calculated reflection contours are compared with the energy spectra of the eigenmodes of a spatially limited photonic crystal. It is demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to observe multiwave diffraction effects in the optical spectra of two-dimensional photonic-crystal structures.

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Original Manuscript: May 4, 2012
Published: August 31, 2012

V. G. Fedotov and A. V. Sel’kin, "Bragg reflection of light from silicon-based two-dimensional photonic crystals under multiwave-diffraction conditions," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 524-526 (2012)

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