Existence of a photonic band gap in two dimensions

  • Meade R
  • Brommer K
  • Rappe A
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A systematic theoretical investigation is undertaken in order to identify a two‐dimensional periodic dielectric structure that has a complete in‐plane photonic band gap for both polarizations. Of the various structures studied, only a triangular lattice of air columns is found to have the desired band‐gap properties. Microwave transmission experiments are performed to test the theoretical predictions.

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  • Andrew RappeUniversity of Pennsylvania

  • Robert D. Meade

  • Karl D. Brommer

  • J. D. Joannopoulos

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