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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — Mar. 6, 2006
  • pp: 2003–2013

Discontinuous wavelength super-refraction in photonic crystal superprism

Anatole Lupu, André de Lustrac, Abdelwaheb Ourir, Xavier Checoury, Jean-Michel Lourtioz, Emmanuel Centeno, David Cassagne, Jean-Paul Albert, Frederic Pommereau, Lionel Legouezigou, Olivier Drisse, Odile Legouezigou, Estelle Deroin, and Guang-Hua Duan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 2003-2013 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.002003


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Abstract

Experimental results on wavelength-dependent angular dispersion in InGaAsP triangular lattice planar photonic crystals are presented. An abrupt variation of the angular dispersion is observed for TM-polarized waves whose frequencies are comprised between those of the fourth and sixth allowed bands. According to the crystal period, the measured angle of refraction is found to either decrease or increase by 30° within a wavelength range smaller than 30 nm. Experimental results are reproduced well from 2D finite difference time domain calculations. The observed phenomena are interpreted from the coupling of the incident light to different modes of the photonic crystal that travel with different group velocities and propagate in different directions within the crystal. Mode dispersion curves and mode patterns are calculated along with isofrequency curves to support this explanation. The observed discontinuous wavelength super-refraction opens a new approach to the application of superprisms.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 16, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2006
Published: March 6, 2006

Citation
Anatole Lupu, André de Lustrac, Abdelwaheb Ourir, Xavier Checoury, Jean–Michel Lourtioz, Emmanuel Centeno, David Cassagne, Jean-Paul Albert, Frederic Pommereau, Lionel Legouezigou, Olivier Drisse, Odile Legouezigou, Estelle Deroin, and Guang-Hua Duan, "Discontinuous wavelength super-refraction in photonic crystal superprism," Opt. Express 14, 2003-2013 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-5-2003


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