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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2003
  • pp: 317–323

Synthesis of 2-dimensional photonic crystals

Caihua Chen, Ahmed Sharkway, Shouyuan Shi, and Dennis W. Prather  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 317-323 (2003)

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We present a procedure for optimizing two-dimensional (2D) Photonic Band Gap (PBG) structures. The procedure discretizes the unit cell of a PBG structure into a binary cell and uses Direct Binary Search to search through a terrain of possible solutions in order to find a more optimal one. This process is designed either for improving the absolute band gap or opening a new one, for a predefined PBG structure. By applying the procedure on a honeycomb array of high dielectric objects in an air background, we increased its Maximum Absolute Gap-to-Midgap Ratio (MAGTMR) to more than twice that of the initial structure. To further prove the utility of this procedure, we also present other examples.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

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(000.0000) General : General
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 14, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2003
Published: February 24, 2003

Caihua Chen, Ahmed Sharkway, Shouyuan Shi, and Dennis Prather, "Synthesis of 2-dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Express 11, 317-323 (2003)

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