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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 25 — Dec. 3, 2012
  • pp: 27242–27252

Bidirectional scatter measurements of a guided-mode resonant filter photonic crystal structure

M. A. Marciniak, S. R. Sellers, R. B. Lamott, and B. T. Cunningham  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 25, pp. 27242-27252 (2012)

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This work investigates the Bidirectional Scatter Distribution Function (BSDF) at incident angles other than normal and at 544-nm wavelength of a Guided Mode Resonance Filter (GMRF) Photonic Crystal (PC) structure designed for normally incident light at 532 nm. Strong out-coupling of PC diffraction orders into both the transmitted and reflected hemispheres was observed specifically at a 25.7° incidence angle, which we attribute to this incident angle/wavelength pair being a good match to the ( ± 1, 0) PC grating mode. BSDF measurements at incident angles of 15° and 35° also displayed some out-coupled diffraction, though much lower in magnitude, and are also attributed to being a weaker match to the ( ± 1, 0) PC grating mode. Three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain Maxwell's equation simulations demonstrate that since this GMRF was designed for complete destructive interference of the transmitted light upon normal incidence, stronger out-coupling of the diffraction is expected for modal solutions as the angle of incidence increases.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(290.1483) Scattering : BSDF, BRDF, and BTDF
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

M. A. Marciniak, S. R. Sellers, R. B. Lamott, and B. T. Cunningham, "Bidirectional scatter measurements of a guided-mode resonant filter photonic crystal structure," Opt. Express 20, 27242-27252 (2012)

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