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29 December 2003 Dispersion engineering of photonic crystals
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In this paper we discuss the design and implementation of integrated planar optical devices realized by exploiting the unique dispersion properties of photonic crystal (PhC) devices. In particular, we demonstrate the ability to focus and spatially route optical beams in the absence of channelized structures. By this we mean that these devices do not contain any form of lateral confinement, in the sense of a physical structure, other than the dispersion properties of the crystal lattice. To this end, lateral control is imposed on the propagating wave by virtue of engineering the band structure of the photonic crystal lattice. Our approach to this effort is based on engineering the dispersion diagram of a given periodic structure outside of its band gap. As such, this allows for the determination of unique propagation characteristics and corresponding devices, as we show in theoretical simulations and experimental results.
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Dennis W. Prather, Shouyuan Shi, Ahmed S. Sharkawy, Sterling E. McBride, Pete J. Zanzucchi, Caihua Chen, David M. Pustai, Sriram Venkataraman, Janusz A. Murakowski, and Garrett J. Schneider "Dispersion engineering of photonic crystals", Proc. SPIE 5184, Physics, Theory, and Applications of Periodic Structures in Optics II, (29 December 2003);


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