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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 24 — Nov. 28, 2005
  • pp: 9796–9803

Absolute left-handed behaviors in a triangular elliptical-rod photonic crystal

Zhixiang Tang, Runwu Peng, Dianyuan Fan, Shuangchun Wen, Hao Zhang, and Liejia Qian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 24, pp. 9796-9803 (2005)

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In this paper we theoretically study the left-handed behaviors in a two-dimensional triangular photonic crystal made of elliptical rods in air. An absolute left-handed region is found in the second photonic band by using the plane wave expansion method to analyze the photonic band structure and equifrequency contours. Typical left-handed behaviors such as negative refraction, flat superlensing and plano-concave lensing are demonstrated by the finite-difference time-domain simulations. These behaviors are also compared with the quasi-negative refraction and the resulted focusing effects in a square-lattice two-dimensional photonic crystal.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 11, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2005
Published: November 28, 2005

Zhixiang Tang, Runwu Peng, Dianyuan Fan, Shuangchun Wen, Hao Zhang, and Liejia Qian, "Absolute left-handed behaviors in a triangular elliptical-rod photonic crystal," Opt. Express 13, 9796-9803 (2005)

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