Two-dimensional photonic band-gap structures as quasi-metals

Roberts, P.J., Birks, T.A., Russell, P.St.J., Shepherd, T.J. and Atkin, D.M. (1996) Two-dimensional photonic band-gap structures as quasi-metals. Optics Letters, 21, (7), 507-509. (doi:10.1364/OL.21.000507).


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By considering waves that propagate out of the transverse plane, we show that common high index materials (eg GaAs) with a 2D array of air holes can act in some ways like a 3D photonic band-gap structure. In particular, we describe a dielectric "quasi-metal" that reflects all propagating light incident from free space.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1364/OL.21.000507
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78136
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:12

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