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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28267–28272

Stopping light in two dimensional quasicrystalline waveguides

A. Trabattoni, L. Maini, and G. Benedek  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28267-28272 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.028267


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Abstract

The introduction of defects in photonic lattices generally allows to control the localization and the propagation of light. While point defects are conventionally used in order to obtain localized photonic states, linear defects are introduced for waveguiding EM waves. In this work we demonstrate the possibility of obtaining localized states also in a waveguiding configuration, by using quasicrystalline lattices. This result opens a new range of possibilities in designing optical circuits, in which the localization-propagation switch is easly obtainable by mechanical or opto-electric methods.

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OCIS Codes
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: October 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2012
Published: December 5, 2012

Citation
A. Trabattoni, L. Maini, and G. Benedek, "Stopping light in two dimensional quasicrystalline waveguides," Opt. Express 20, 28267-28272 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-27-28267


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