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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 2727–2732

Three-dimensional dielectric phoxonic crystals with network topology

Tian-Xue Ma, Yue-Sheng Wang, Yan-Feng Wang, and Xiao-Xing Su  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 2727-2732 (2013)

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We theoretically demonstrate the existence of simultaneous large complete photonic and phononic bandgaps in three-dimensional dielectric phoxonic crystals with a simple cubic lattice. These phoxonic crystals consist of dielectric spheres on the cubic lattice sites connected by thin dielectric cylinders. The simultaneous photonic and phononic bandgaps can exist over a wide range of geometry parameters. The vibration modes corresponding to the phononic bandgap edges are the local torsional resonances of the dielectric spheres and rods. Detailed discussion is presented on the variation of the photonic and phononic bandgaps with the geometry of the structure. Optimal geometry which generates large phoxonic bandgaps is suggested.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1050) Materials : Acousto-optical materials
(220.4880) Optical design and fabrication : Optomechanics
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2013
Published: January 28, 2013

Tian-Xue Ma, Yue-Sheng Wang, Yan-Feng Wang, and Xiao-Xing Su, "Three-dimensional dielectric phoxonic crystals with network topology," Opt. Express 21, 2727-2732 (2013)

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