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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Jan. 18, 2010
  • pp: 1151–1158

Generalized phase matching condition for 
lossy periodic photonic structures

Xuhuai Zhang and Stephen R. Forrest  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 1151-1158 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.001151


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Abstract

The phase matching condition relating the real transverse wave vectors across a periodic boundary has been generalized to the case of complex transverse wave vectors. Based on this generalization, we describe diffraction of a complex Bloch wave propagating within a composite prism, and show that the resulting light in free space is an inhomogeneous plane wave in the presence of losses within the prism.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: December 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2010
Published: January 8, 2010

Citation
Xuhuai Zhang and Stephen R. Forrest, "Generalized phase matching condition for lossy periodic photonic structures," Opt. Express 18, 1151-1158 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-2-1151


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