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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 101–103

Giant lateral shift of a light beam at the defect mode in one-dimensional photonic crystals

Li-Gang Wang and Shi-Yao Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 101-103 (2006)

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It is found that when a light beam is incident on a one-dimensional photonic crystal (1DPC) containing a defect layer, the lateral shifts of both the reflected and the transmitted beams are greatly enhanced near the defect mode of the 1DPC, whose location depends on the angles at a fixed frequency. The effect was studied by use of a Gaussian beam. The giant lateral displacement is due to the localization of the electromagnetic wave.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(240.7040) Optics at surfaces : Tunneling
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Li-Gang Wang and Shi-Yao Zhu, "Giant lateral shift of a light beam at the defect mode in one-dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 31, 101-103 (2006)

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