By considering waves that propagate out of the transverse plane, we show that common high-index materials (e.g., GaAs) with a two-dimensional array of air holes can act in some ways as three-dimensional photonic band-gap structures. In particular, we describe a dielectric quasi-metal that reflects all propagating light incident from free space.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 16, 1995
Published: April 1, 1996
P. J. Roberts, T. A. Birks, T. J. Shepherd, D. M. Atkin, and P. St. J. Russell, "Two-dimensional photonic band-gap structures as quasi-metals," Opt. Lett. 21, 507-509 (1996)