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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: 81–92

Internal field distribution measurement in 1-D strongly anisotropic sub-wavelength periodic structures of finite length

Mesfin Woldeyohannes, John O. Schenk, Robert P. Ingel, Shawn P. Rigdon, Mitchell Pate, John D. Graham, Michael Clare, Weiguo Yang, and Michael A. Fiddy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 81-92 (2011)

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We report measurements of the internal field intensity distribution in finite length one dimensional strongly anisotropic sub-wavelength periodic structures in the vicinity of the photonic band gap (PBG) edge. The strong in-plane anisotropy of more than 10% index contrast is obtained via form birefringent sub-wavelength gratings. The structures have a period of less than half the wavelength. Depending on the excitation frequency, both standing wave and evanescent Bloch modes can be identified and observed experimentally. The field enhancement near the PBG edge is confirmed also but at a significantly reduced strength attributed to the small but finite material loss.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2555) Diffraction and gratings : Form birefringence
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: September 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2010
Published: December 21, 2010

Mesfin Woldeyohannes, John O. Schenk, Robert P. Ingel, Shawn P. Rigdon, Mitchell Pate, John D. Graham, Michael Clare, Weiguo Yang, and Michael A. Fiddy, "Internal field distribution measurement in 1-D strongly anisotropic sub-wavelength periodic structures of finite length," Opt. Express 19, 81-92 (2011)

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