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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 20 — Oct. 3, 2005
  • pp: 8083–8088

Polarization gaps in spiral photonic crystals

Jeffrey Chi Wai Lee and C.T. Chan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 20, pp. 8083-8088 (2005)

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We studied the optical properties of a dielectric photonic crystal structure with spirals arranged in a hexagonal lattice. The dielectric constant of the material was 9 and the filling ratio was 15.2%. We found that this kind of structure exhibits a significant polarization gap in the light that was incident along the axis of the spirals. The eigenmodes inside the polarization gap were predominantly right-hand (left-hand) polarized depending on the whether if the spirals are left-handed (right-handed). We calculated the transmission spectrum of a slab of such a structure and it matches well with the analysis of the eigenmodes.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2005
Published: October 3, 2005

Jeffrey Lee and C. Chan, "Polarization gaps in spiral photonic crystals," Opt. Express 13, 8083-8088 (2005)

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