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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 14301–14310

Simultaneous existence of phononic and photonic band gaps in periodic crystal slabs

Y. Pennec, B. Djafari Rouhani, E. H. El Boudouti, C. Li, Y. El Hassouani, J. O. Vasseur, N. Papanikolaou, S. Benchabane, V. Laude, and A. Martinez  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 14301-14310 (2010)

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We discuss the simultaneous existence of phononic and photonic band gaps in a periodic array of holes drilled in a Si membrane. We investigate in detail both the centered square lattice and the boron nitride (BN) lattice with two atoms per unit cell which include the simple square, triangular and honeycomb lattices as particular cases. We show that complete phononic and photonic band gaps can be obtained from the honeycomb lattice as well as BN lattices close to honeycomb. Otherwise, all investigated structures present the possibility of a complete phononic gap together with a photonic band gap of a given symmetry, odd or even, depending on the geometrical parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2010
Published: June 18, 2010

Y. Pennec, B. Djafari Rouhani, E. H. El Boudouti, C. Li, Y. El Hassouani, J. O. Vasseur, N. Papanikolaou, S. Benchabane, V. Laude, and A. Martinez, "Simultaneous existence of phononic and photonic band gaps in periodic crystal slabs," Opt. Express 18, 14301-14310 (2010)

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