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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 651–653

Diffraction inhibition in two-dimensional photonic crystals

Lingling Zhang, Qiwen Zhan, Jiayu Zhang, and Yiping Cui  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 5, pp. 651-653 (2011)

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We show the existence of flat equal-frequency contour across the entire first Brillouin zone in two-dimensional photonic crystals. Under this condition, light diffraction can be inhibited. Moreover, the beam can be highly localized between two neighboring rows of the defect-free photonic crystal. Such a finding may have novel applications in light beam manipulations and on-chip integrated photonic devices.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: November 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2010
Published: February 18, 2011

Lingling Zhang, Qiwen Zhan, Jiayu Zhang, and Yiping Cui, "Diffraction inhibition in two-dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 36, 651-653 (2011)

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