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Authors: K.C. Huang, P. Bienstman, J.D. Joannopoulos, K.A. Nelson, S.H. Fan
Title: Field expulsion and reconfiguration in polaritonic photonic crystals
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 5/2003
Journal/Conference/Book: Physical Review Letters
Volume(Issue): 90(19) p.196402
DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.90.196402
Citations: 85 ( - last update: 16/6/2024)
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We uncover a rich set of optical phenomena stemming from the incorporation of polar materials exhibiting transverse phonon polariton excitations into a photonic crystal structure. We identify in the frequency spectrum two regimes in which the dielectric response of the polaritonic medium can induce extreme localization of the electromagnetic energy. Our analysis of the effect of polarization and the interaction between the polariton and photonic band gaps on the Bloch states leads to a pair of mechanisms for sensitive frequency-controlled relocation and/or reconfiguration of the fields.

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