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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 15 — Jul. 25, 2005
  • pp: 5783–5790

Photonic crystal surface modes narrow-band filtering

Evgeny Popov and Stefan Enoch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 15, pp. 5783-5790 (2005)

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Light transmission through a slab of two-dimensional photonic crystal is known to present forbidden gaps. By a particular choice of he surface cut of the slab, it is possible to introduce modes guided in the vicinity of the crystal surface, which can have propagation constants lying inside the forbidden gap. These modes can be excited using additional diffraction gratings positioned onto the surfaces. This resonant excitation introduces defects in the gap that can lead to a narrow-band transmission with a 100% maximum. By working near normal incidence, it is possible to use the flattening of the mode dispersion curve near the Bragg cell boundaries and to reduce the requirements for beam parallelism, while preserving the strong spectral selectivity.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

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Original Manuscript: June 20, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2005
Published: July 25, 2005

Evgeny Popov and Stefan Enoch, "Photonic crystal surface modes narrow-band filtering," Opt. Express 13, 5783-5790 (2005)

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