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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Jan. 29, 2001
  • pp: 209–216

Photonic crystal diffraction gratings

Daniel Maystre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 209-216 (2001)

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It is shown from numerical results deduced from a rigorous theory of diffraction that diffraction gratings made with two-dimensional dielectric photonic crystals may present blazing effects. Since these structures are lossless, efficiencies of 100% in the -1st order can be obtained in polarized light. Efficiency curves in Littrow mount are shown.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Photonic bandgap calculations

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2000
Published: January 29, 2001

Daniel Maystre, "Photonic crystal diffraction gratings," Opt. Express 8, 209-216 (2001)

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