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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 4862–4867

Evolution of the complete photonic bandgap of two-dimensional photonic crystal

Yuan-Fong Chau, Fong-Lin Wu, Zheng-Hong Jiang, and Huang-Yi Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 4862-4867 (2011)

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In this paper, the complete photonic bandgap (CPBG) of two-dimensional photonic crystals (PCs), which are formed by a square array of solid or hollow dielectric rods connected with dielectric veins, are numerically investigated using the plane wave expansion method. It is clearly demonstrated how the CPBG evolves as the pattern of veins or the type of rods changes. An optimal structure with an ultralarge CPBG is found, whose CPBG reaches Δω = 0.22374 (2πc/a), which is larger than those reported in literatures. The proposed structure seems to have promising applications due to its ultralarge CPBG and large fabrication tolerance.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 19, 2011
Published: February 28, 2011

Yuan-Fong Chau, Fong-Lin Wu, Zheng-Hong Jiang, and Huang-Yi Li, "Evolution of the complete photonic bandgap of two-dimensional photonic crystal," Opt. Express 19, 4862-4867 (2011)

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