Guiding and reflecting light by boundary material

A. Huttunen (Corresponding Author), K. Varis, Kari Kataja, Janne Aikio

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    We study effects of finite height and surrounding material on photonic crystal slabs of one- and two-dimensional photonic crystals with a pseudo-spectral method and finite difference time domain simulation methods. The band gap is shown to be strongly modified by the boundary material. As an application we suggest reflection and guiding of light by patterning the material on top/below the slab.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)147 - 152
    Number of pages6
    JournalOptics Communications
    Issue number1-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • photonic band gap materials
    • photonic crystal slabs
    • optical waveguides
    • silicon photonics


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