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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1771–1773

Highly dispersive photonic band-gap prism

Shawn-Yu Lin, V. M. Hietala, Li Wang, and E. D. Jones  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 1771-1773 (1996)

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We propose the concept of a photonic band-gap (PBG) prism based on two-dimensional PBG structures and realize it in the millimeter-wave spectral regime. We recognize the highly nonlinear dispersion of PBG materials near Brillouin zone edges and utilize the dispersion to achieve strong prism action. Such a PBG prism is very compact if operated in the optical regime, ~20 μm in size for λ ~ 700 nm, and can serve as a dispersive element for building ultracompact miniature spectrometers.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 5, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996

Shawn-Yu Lin, V. M. Hietala, Li Wang, and E. D. Jones, "Highly dispersive photonic band-gap prism," Opt. Lett. 21, 1771-1773 (1996)

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