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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 16927–16932

Beam control and multi-color routing with spatial photonic defect modes

Xiaosheng Wang and Zhigang Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 16927-16932 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.016927


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Abstract

We demonstrate tunable re-directing, blocking, and splitting of a light beam along defect channels based on spatial bandgap guidance in two-dimensional photonic lattices. We show the possibility for linear control of beam propagation and multicolor routing with specially designed junctions and surface structures embedded in otherwise uniform square lattices.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: July 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2009
Published: September 8, 2009

Citation
Xiaosheng Wang and Zhigang Chen, "Beam control and multi-color routing with spatial photonic defect modes," Opt. Express 17, 16927-16932 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-19-16927


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