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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2003
  • pp: 1203–1211

Self-guiding in two-dimensional photonic crystals

Dmitry N. Chigrin, Stefan Enoch, Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, and Gérard Tayeb  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 10, pp. 1203-1211 (2003)

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Dielectric periodic media can possess a complex photonic band structure with allowed bands displaying strong dispersion and anisotropy. We show that for some frequencies the form of iso-frequency contours mimics the form of the first Brillouin zone of the crystal. A wide angular range of flat dispersion exists for such frequencies. The regions of iso-frequency contours with near-zero curvature cancel out diffraction of the light beam, leading to a self-guided beam.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2003
Published: May 19, 2003

Dmitry Chigrin, Stefan Enoch, Clivia Sotomayor Torres, and Gérard Tayeb, "Self-guiding in two-dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Express 11, 1203-1211 (2003)

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