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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2005
  • pp: 8596–8605

Refraction and rightness in photonic crystals

R. Gajić, R. Meisels, F. Kuchar, and K. Hingerl  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 21, pp. 8596-8605 (2005)

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We present a study on relation between the refraction and rightness effects in photonic crystals applied on a 2D square lattice photonic crystal. The plane wave (the band and equifrequency contour analyses) and FDTD calculations for both TM and TE modes revealed all possible refraction and rightness cases in photonic crystal structures in the first three bands. In particular, we show for the first time, a possibility of the left-handed positive refraction. This means that left-handedness does not necessarily imply negative refraction in photonic crystals.

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(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2005
Published: October 17, 2005

R. Gaji�?, R. Meisels, F. Kuchar, and K. Hingerl, "Refraction and rightness in photonic crystals," Opt. Express 13, 8596-8605 (2005)

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