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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2278–2280

Graded photonic crystals

Emmanuel Centeno and David Cassagne  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 17, pp. 2278-2280 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002278


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Abstract

We present a concept of graded photonic crystals used to enhance the control of light propagation. Gradual modifications of the lattice periodicity make it possible to bend the light at the micrometer scale. This effect is tailored by parametric studies of the isofrequency curves. As a demonstration, we propose a two-dimensional graded photonic crystal that could provide frequency-selective tunable bending.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

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Emmanuel Centeno and David Cassagne, "Graded photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 30, 2278-2280 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-17-2278


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