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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4398–4400

Optical surface edge Bloch modes: low-loss subwavelength-scale two-dimensional light localization

Shu-Yu Su and Tomoyuki Yoshie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4398-4400 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004398


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Abstract

An optical surface edge Bloch mode is an optical state evanescently bound at an edge on a finite-size three-dimensional photonic crystal; the edge is the intersection of two termination planes on the crystal. Low-loss subwavelength-scale edge modes can appear on an 010 edge of a dielectric woodpile within a complete photonic bandgap. The mode area is as small as 0.066 squared half-in-vacuum-wavelengths. The edge mode has field maxima in vacuum near the termination surface, like surface plasmon modes. This edge mode would provide new opportunities of low-loss light localization in a sub-diffraction-limit space without the use of metal.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: June 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2012
Published: October 19, 2012

Citation
Shu-Yu Su and Tomoyuki Yoshie, "Optical surface edge Bloch modes: low-loss subwavelength-scale two-dimensional light localization," Opt. Lett. 37, 4398-4400 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-21-4398

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