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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 19 — Sep. 18, 2006
  • pp: 8785–8796

Thermal emission and design in 2D-periodic metallic photonic crystal slabs

David L. C. Chan, Marin Soljačić, and J. D. Joannopoulos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 19, pp. 8785-8796 (2006)

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We present a useful framework within which we can understand some of the physical phenomena that drive thermal emission in 2D-periodic metallic photonic crystal slabs, emphasizing phenomenology and physical intuition. Through detailed numerical calculations for these systems, we find that periodicity plays a key role in determining the types of physical phenomena that can be excited. We identify two structures as good candidates for thermal design, and conclude with a discussion of how the emissive properties of these systems can be tailored to our needs.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.6800) General : Theoretical physics
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2006
Published: September 18, 2006

David L. C. Chan, Marin Soljačić, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "Thermal emission and design in 2D-periodic metallic photonic crystal slabs," Opt. Express 14, 8785-8796 (2006)

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