Guiding and reflecting light by boundary material

A. Huttunen*, K. Varis, K. Kataja, J. Aikio, P. Törmä

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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 - 3 Jan 2005
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Optical waveguides
  • Photonic band gap materials
  • Photonic crystal slabs


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