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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Aug. 29, 2011
  • pp: 16821–16829

Scaling two-dimensional photonic crystals for transformation optics

Zixian Liang and Jensen Li  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 16821-16829 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.016821


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Abstract

We propose a method to manipulate Bloch waves in curved photonic crystals for achieving transformation optical devices in two dimensions. Instead of starting from an effectively homogeneous medium, we transform a regular photonic crystal into a curved one in the physical space. A scaling law is established to construct the curved photonic crystal with similar unit cells and different scales, which is made of dielectrics only. A wave compressor and a bending waveguide are designed using dielectrics with indices only from 1 to 4. The approach will be useful in constructing low-loss transformation media requiring small indices, or large anisotropy which is particularly difficult for E-polarization using the conventional effective medium approach.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(260.2710) Physical optics : Inhomogeneous optical media
(230.3205) Optical devices : Invisibility cloaks

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: May 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011

Citation
Zixian Liang and Jensen Li, "Scaling two-dimensional photonic crystals for transformation optics," Opt. Express 19, 16821-16829 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-18-16821


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