Photonic crystal multiple diffraction observed by angular-resolved reflection measurements

Alexander Tikhonov, Justin Bohn, Sanford A. Asher

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Abstract

Angular-resolved reflection measurements suggest that higher-order Miller-index crystal planes of a fcc photonic crystal reflect specularly about the normal to the (111) planes. We suggest that this phenomenon results from a two-step diffraction process where light is first Bragg diffracted by higher-order Miller-index crystal planes and is then two-dimensionally diffracted by periodicities within the (111) planes to produce the specularly diffracted light. This phenomenon is a three-dimensional analog of the well-known Wood's anomaly.

Original languageEnglish
Article number235125
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume80
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 17 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Photonic crystal multiple diffraction observed by angular-resolved reflection measurements. / Tikhonov, Alexander; Bohn, Justin; Asher, Sanford A.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 80, No. 23, 235125, 17.12.2009.

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