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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3137–3139

Asymmetry reversal in the reflection from a two-dimensional photonic crystal

E. F.C. Driessen, D. Stolwijk, and M. J.A. de Dood  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 21, pp. 3137-3139 (2007)

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The measured, angle-dependent, reflection spectra of a two-dimensional GaAs photonic crystal consist of an asymmetric peak on top of an oscillating background. At large angles of incidence ( > 70 ° ) , the asymmetry of the peak is observed to flip for p-polarized light. We explain the observed spectra with a Fano model that includes loss and interference between a resonant waveguide component and direct Fresnel reflection of the layered structure. We show that the reversal of the asymmetry of the line is due to a change in sign of the direct reflection at Brewster’s angle.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 25, 2007
Published: October 23, 2007

E. F. C. Driessen, D. Stolwijk, and M. J. A. de Dood, "Asymmetry reversal in the reflection from a two-dimensional photonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 32, 3137-3139 (2007)

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