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30 August 2006 Design and implementation of novel photonic crystal tunable devices
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Photonic crystals have many potential applications due to their unique abilities to control the propagation of electromagnetic waves. If their bandgap and dispersive properties are modulated by external means, more exciting applications emerge. In this work, we present novel applications and devices created by tuning the bandgap and dispersive properties of periodic photonic crystal structures. We present our designs in both high- and low-refractive index materials. Many tunability alternatives exist including thermal, optical, electrical, microfluidic, and liquid crystals-based. In this paper, we will utilize these methods to implement various photonic crystal-based devices and applications.
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Eric J. Kelmelis, Shouyuan Shi, Ahmed Sharkawy, Caihua Chen, Binglin Miao, and Dennis W. Prather "Design and implementation of novel photonic crystal tunable devices", Proc. SPIE 6322, Tuning the Optic Response of Photonic Bandgap Structures III, 63220D (30 August 2006);

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