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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1575–1582

Angular and polarization properties of a photonic crystal slab mirror

Virginie Lousse, Wonjoo Suh, Onur Kilic, Sora Kim, Olav Solgaard, and Shanhui Fan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1575-1582 (2004)

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It was recently demonstrated that a photonic crystal slab can function as a mirror for externally incident light along a normal direction with near-complete reflectivity over a broad wavelength range. We analyze the angular and polarization properties of such photonic crystal slab mirror, and show such reflectivity occurs over a sizable angular range for both polarizations. We also show that such mirror can be designed to reflect one polarization completely, while allowing 100% transmission for the other polarization, thus behaving as a polarization splitter with a complete contrast. The theoretical analysis is validated by comparing with experimental measurements.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Photonic crystals and holey fibers

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Virginie Lousse, Wonjoo Suh, Onur Kilic, Sora Kim, Olav Solgaard, and Shanhui Fan, "Angular and polarization properties of a photonic crystal slab mirror," Opt. Express 12, 1575-1582 (2004)

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