Abstract

We demonstrate tunable re-directing, blocking, and splitting of a light beam along defect channels based on spatial bandgap guidance in two-dimensional photonic lattices. We show the possibility for linear control of beam propagation and multicolor routing with specially designed junctions and surface structures embedded in otherwise uniform square lattices.

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2009 (4)

Y. V. Kartashov, V. A. Vysloukh, and L. Torner, “Soliton shape and mobility control in optical lattices,” Prog. Opt. 52, 63–148 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Szameit, I. L. Garanovich, M. Heinrich, A. A. Sukhorukov, F. Dreisow, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Polychromatic dynamic localization in curved photonic lattices,” Nat. Phys. 5(4), 271–275 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Szameit, Y. V. Kartashov, M. Heinrich, F. Dreisow, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, F. Lederer, V. A. Vysloukh, and L. Torner, “Observation of two-dimensional defect surface solitons,” Opt. Lett. 34(6), 797–799 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. Malkova, I. Hromada, X. Wang, G. Bryant, and Z. Chen, “Observation of optical Shockley-like surface states in photonic superlattices,” Opt. Lett. 34(11), 1633–1635 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2008 (2)

Y. Tan, F. Chen, M. Stepić, V. Shandarov, and D. Kip, “Reconfigurable optical channel waveguides in lithium niobate crystals,” Opt. Express 16(14), 10465 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Lederer, G. I. Stegeman, D. N. Christodoulides, G. Assanto, M. Segev, and Y. Silberberg, “Discrete solitons in optics,” Phys. Rep. 463(1-3), 1–126 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (3)

S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, G. A. Siviloglou, R. Iwanow, R. Schiek, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, H. Yang, G. Salamo, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, M. Sorel, Y. Min, W. Sohler, X. I. A. O. S. H. E. N. G. Wang, A. N. N. A. Bezryadina, and Z. H. I. G. A. N. G. Chen, “Observation of one-and two-dimensional discrete surface spatial solitons,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 16(04), 401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, C. E. Rüter, and D. Kip, “Optical modes at the interface between two dissimilar discrete meta-materials,” Opt. Express 15(8), 4663 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. A. Vicencio, J. Brand, and S. Flach, “Fano blockade by a bose-einstein condensate in an optical lattice,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(18), 184102 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (3)

2005 (5)

G. Bartal, O. Cohen, H. Buljan, J. W. Fleischer, O. Manela, and M. Segev, “Brillouin zone spectroscopy of nonlinear photonic lattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(16), 163902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Fedele, J. Yang, and Z. Chen, “Defect modes in one-dimensional photonic lattices,” Opt. Lett. 30(12), 1506–1508 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Fedele, J. Yang, and Z. Chen, “Properties of defect modes in one-dimensional optically-induced photonic lattices,” Stud. Appl. Math. 115(2), 279–301 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Miroshnichenko and Y. S. Kivshar, “Engineering Fano resonances in discrete arrays,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 72(5), 056611 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Meier, G. I. Stegeman, D. N. Christodoulides, R. Morandotti, G. Salamo, H. Yang, M. Sorel, Y. Silberberg, and J. S. Aitchison, “Incoherent blocker soliton interactions in Kerr waveguide arrays,” Opt. Lett. 30(23), 3174–3176 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (2)

D. N. Christodoulides, F. Lederer, and Y. Silberberg, “Discretizing light behaviour in linear and nonlinear waveguide lattices,” Nature 424(6950), 817–823 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. W. Fleischer, M. Segev, N. K. Efremidis, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Observation of two-dimensional discrete solitons in optically induced nonlinear photonic lattices,” Nature 422(6928), 147–150 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (3)

Z. Chen and K. McCarthy, “Spatial soliton pixels from partially incoherent light,” Opt. Lett. 27(22), 2019–2021 (2002).
[CrossRef]

N. K. Efremidis, S. Sears, D. N. Christodoulides, J. W. Fleischer, and M. Segev, “Discrete solitons in photorefractive optically induced photonic lattices,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 66(4), 046602 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Pertsch, T. Zentgraf, U. Peschel, A. Brauer, and F. Lederer, “Beam steering in waveguide arrays,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(18), 3247 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

D. N. Christodoulides and E. D. Eugenieva, “Blocking and routing discrete solitons in two-dimensional networks of nonlinear waveguide arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87(23), 233901 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

M. Bayindir, B. Temelkuran, and E. Ozbay, “Propagation of photons by hopping: A waveguiding mechanism through localized coupled cavities in three-dimensional photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 61(18), R11855–R11858 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (3)

T. Baba, N. Fukaya, and J. Yonekura, “Observation of light propagation in photonic crystal optical waveguides with bends,” Electron. Lett. 35(8), 654 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Yariv, Y. Xu, R. K. Lee, and A. Scherer, “Coupled-resonator optical waveguide: a proposal and analysis,” Opt. Lett. 24(11), 711–713 (1999).
[CrossRef]

U. Peschel, R. Morandotti, J. S. Aitchison, H. S. Eisenberg, and Y. Silberberg, “Nonlinearly induced escape from a defect state in waveguide arrays,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 75(10), 1348 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (2)

S. Y. Lin, E. Chow, V. Hietala, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Experimental demonstration of guiding and bending of electromagnetic waves in a photonic crystal,” Science 282(5387), 274–276 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. S. Eisenberg, Y. Silberberg, R. Morandotti, A. R. Boyd, and J. S. Aitchison, “Observation of discrete solitons in optical waveguide arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3383 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1996 (2)

K. Davis, K. Miura, N. Sugimoto, and K. Hirao, “Writing waveguides in glass with a femtosecond laser,” Opt. Lett. 21(21), 1729 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguides,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 77(18), 3787–3790 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aimez, V.

S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, G. A. Siviloglou, R. Iwanow, R. Schiek, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, H. Yang, G. Salamo, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, M. Sorel, Y. Min, W. Sohler, X. I. A. O. S. H. E. N. G. Wang, A. N. N. A. Bezryadina, and Z. H. I. G. A. N. G. Chen, “Observation of one-and two-dimensional discrete surface spatial solitons,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 16(04), 401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, C. E. Rüter, and D. Kip, “Optical modes at the interface between two dissimilar discrete meta-materials,” Opt. Express 15(8), 4663 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aitchison, J. S.

J. Meier, G. I. Stegeman, D. N. Christodoulides, R. Morandotti, G. Salamo, H. Yang, M. Sorel, Y. Silberberg, and J. S. Aitchison, “Incoherent blocker soliton interactions in Kerr waveguide arrays,” Opt. Lett. 30(23), 3174–3176 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Peschel, R. Morandotti, J. S. Aitchison, H. S. Eisenberg, and Y. Silberberg, “Nonlinearly induced escape from a defect state in waveguide arrays,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 75(10), 1348 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. S. Eisenberg, Y. Silberberg, R. Morandotti, A. R. Boyd, and J. S. Aitchison, “Observation of discrete solitons in optical waveguide arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3383 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Arès, R.

S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, G. A. Siviloglou, R. Iwanow, R. Schiek, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, H. Yang, G. Salamo, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, M. Sorel, Y. Min, W. Sohler, X. I. A. O. S. H. E. N. G. Wang, A. N. N. A. Bezryadina, and Z. H. I. G. A. N. G. Chen, “Observation of one-and two-dimensional discrete surface spatial solitons,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 16(04), 401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, C. E. Rüter, and D. Kip, “Optical modes at the interface between two dissimilar discrete meta-materials,” Opt. Express 15(8), 4663 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Assanto, G.

F. Lederer, G. I. Stegeman, D. N. Christodoulides, G. Assanto, M. Segev, and Y. Silberberg, “Discrete solitons in optics,” Phys. Rep. 463(1-3), 1–126 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Baba, T.

T. Baba, N. Fukaya, and J. Yonekura, “Observation of light propagation in photonic crystal optical waveguides with bends,” Electron. Lett. 35(8), 654 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bartal, G.

G. Bartal, O. Cohen, H. Buljan, J. W. Fleischer, O. Manela, and M. Segev, “Brillouin zone spectroscopy of nonlinear photonic lattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(16), 163902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bayindir, M.

M. Bayindir, B. Temelkuran, and E. Ozbay, “Propagation of photons by hopping: A waveguiding mechanism through localized coupled cavities in three-dimensional photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 61(18), R11855–R11858 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bezryadina, A. N. N. A.

S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, G. A. Siviloglou, R. Iwanow, R. Schiek, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, H. Yang, G. Salamo, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, M. Sorel, Y. Min, W. Sohler, X. I. A. O. S. H. E. N. G. Wang, A. N. N. A. Bezryadina, and Z. H. I. G. A. N. G. Chen, “Observation of one-and two-dimensional discrete surface spatial solitons,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 16(04), 401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Boyd, A. R.

H. S. Eisenberg, Y. Silberberg, R. Morandotti, A. R. Boyd, and J. S. Aitchison, “Observation of discrete solitons in optical waveguide arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3383 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Brand, J.

R. A. Vicencio, J. Brand, and S. Flach, “Fano blockade by a bose-einstein condensate in an optical lattice,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(18), 184102 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brauer, A.

T. Pertsch, T. Zentgraf, U. Peschel, A. Brauer, and F. Lederer, “Beam steering in waveguide arrays,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(18), 3247 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Bryant, G.

Buljan, H.

G. Bartal, O. Cohen, H. Buljan, J. W. Fleischer, O. Manela, and M. Segev, “Brillouin zone spectroscopy of nonlinear photonic lattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(16), 163902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, F.

Chen, J. C.

A. Mekis, J. C. Chen, I. Kurland, S. Fan, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “High transmission through sharp bends in photonic crystal waveguides,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 77(18), 3787–3790 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, Z.

Chen, Z. H. I. G. A. N. G.

S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, G. A. Siviloglou, R. Iwanow, R. Schiek, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, H. Yang, G. Salamo, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, M. Sorel, Y. Min, W. Sohler, X. I. A. O. S. H. E. N. G. Wang, A. N. N. A. Bezryadina, and Z. H. I. G. A. N. G. Chen, “Observation of one-and two-dimensional discrete surface spatial solitons,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 16(04), 401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chow, E.

S. Y. Lin, E. Chow, V. Hietala, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Experimental demonstration of guiding and bending of electromagnetic waves in a photonic crystal,” Science 282(5387), 274–276 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Christodoulides, D. N.

F. Lederer, G. I. Stegeman, D. N. Christodoulides, G. Assanto, M. Segev, and Y. Silberberg, “Discrete solitons in optics,” Phys. Rep. 463(1-3), 1–126 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, G. A. Siviloglou, R. Iwanow, R. Schiek, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, H. Yang, G. Salamo, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, M. Sorel, Y. Min, W. Sohler, X. I. A. O. S. H. E. N. G. Wang, A. N. N. A. Bezryadina, and Z. H. I. G. A. N. G. Chen, “Observation of one-and two-dimensional discrete surface spatial solitons,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 16(04), 401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, C. E. Rüter, and D. Kip, “Optical modes at the interface between two dissimilar discrete meta-materials,” Opt. Express 15(8), 4663 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Meier, G. I. Stegeman, D. N. Christodoulides, R. Morandotti, G. Salamo, H. Yang, M. Sorel, Y. Silberberg, and J. S. Aitchison, “Incoherent blocker soliton interactions in Kerr waveguide arrays,” Opt. Lett. 30(23), 3174–3176 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. W. Fleischer, M. Segev, N. K. Efremidis, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Observation of two-dimensional discrete solitons in optically induced nonlinear photonic lattices,” Nature 422(6928), 147–150 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. N. Christodoulides, F. Lederer, and Y. Silberberg, “Discretizing light behaviour in linear and nonlinear waveguide lattices,” Nature 424(6950), 817–823 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. K. Efremidis, S. Sears, D. N. Christodoulides, J. W. Fleischer, and M. Segev, “Discrete solitons in photorefractive optically induced photonic lattices,” Phys. Rev. E Stat. Nonlin. Soft Matter Phys. 66(4), 046602 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. N. Christodoulides and E. D. Eugenieva, “Blocking and routing discrete solitons in two-dimensional networks of nonlinear waveguide arrays,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87(23), 233901 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cohen, O.

G. Bartal, O. Cohen, H. Buljan, J. W. Fleischer, O. Manela, and M. Segev, “Brillouin zone spectroscopy of nonlinear photonic lattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94(16), 163902 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Davis, K.

Dreisow, F.

A. Szameit, I. L. Garanovich, M. Heinrich, A. A. Sukhorukov, F. Dreisow, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Polychromatic dynamic localization in curved photonic lattices,” Nat. Phys. 5(4), 271–275 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Szameit, Y. V. Kartashov, M. Heinrich, F. Dreisow, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, F. Lederer, V. A. Vysloukh, and L. Torner, “Observation of two-dimensional defect surface solitons,” Opt. Lett. 34(6), 797–799 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Efremidis, N. K.

J. W. Fleischer, M. Segev, N. K. Efremidis, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Observation of two-dimensional discrete solitons in optically induced nonlinear photonic lattices,” Nature 422(6928), 147–150 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. W. Fleischer, M. Segev, N. K. Efremidis, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Observation of two-dimensional discrete solitons in optically induced nonlinear photonic lattices,” Nature 422(6928), 147–150 (2003).
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Silberberg, Y.

F. Lederer, G. I. Stegeman, D. N. Christodoulides, G. Assanto, M. Segev, and Y. Silberberg, “Discrete solitons in optics,” Phys. Rep. 463(1-3), 1–126 (2008).
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S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, G. A. Siviloglou, R. Iwanow, R. Schiek, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, H. Yang, G. Salamo, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, M. Sorel, Y. Min, W. Sohler, X. I. A. O. S. H. E. N. G. Wang, A. N. N. A. Bezryadina, and Z. H. I. G. A. N. G. Chen, “Observation of one-and two-dimensional discrete surface spatial solitons,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 16(04), 401 (2007).
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S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, G. A. Siviloglou, R. Iwanow, R. Schiek, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, H. Yang, G. Salamo, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, M. Sorel, Y. Min, W. Sohler, X. I. A. O. S. H. E. N. G. Wang, A. N. N. A. Bezryadina, and Z. H. I. G. A. N. G. Chen, “Observation of one-and two-dimensional discrete surface spatial solitons,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 16(04), 401 (2007).
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F. Lederer, G. I. Stegeman, D. N. Christodoulides, G. Assanto, M. Segev, and Y. Silberberg, “Discrete solitons in optics,” Phys. Rep. 463(1-3), 1–126 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Sugimoto, N.

Sukhorukov, A. A.

A. Szameit, I. L. Garanovich, M. Heinrich, A. A. Sukhorukov, F. Dreisow, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Polychromatic dynamic localization in curved photonic lattices,” Nat. Phys. 5(4), 271–275 (2009).
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S. Suntsov, K. G. Makris, G. A. Siviloglou, R. Iwanow, R. Schiek, D. N. Christodoulides, G. I. Stegeman, R. Morandotti, H. Yang, G. Salamo, M. Volatier, V. Aimez, R. Arès, M. Sorel, Y. Min, W. Sohler, X. I. A. O. S. H. E. N. G. Wang, A. N. N. A. Bezryadina, and Z. H. I. G. A. N. G. Chen, “Observation of one-and two-dimensional discrete surface spatial solitons,” J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. Mater. 16(04), 401 (2007).
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A. Szameit, I. L. Garanovich, M. Heinrich, A. A. Sukhorukov, F. Dreisow, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Polychromatic dynamic localization in curved photonic lattices,” Nat. Phys. 5(4), 271–275 (2009).
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A. Szameit, Y. V. Kartashov, M. Heinrich, F. Dreisow, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, F. Lederer, V. A. Vysloukh, and L. Torner, “Observation of two-dimensional defect surface solitons,” Opt. Lett. 34(6), 797–799 (2009).
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Temelkuran, B.

M. Bayindir, B. Temelkuran, and E. Ozbay, “Propagation of photons by hopping: A waveguiding mechanism through localized coupled cavities in three-dimensional photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. B 61(18), R11855–R11858 (2000).
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Torner, L.

Tünnermann, A.

A. Szameit, Y. V. Kartashov, M. Heinrich, F. Dreisow, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, F. Lederer, V. A. Vysloukh, and L. Torner, “Observation of two-dimensional defect surface solitons,” Opt. Lett. 34(6), 797–799 (2009).
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A. Szameit, I. L. Garanovich, M. Heinrich, A. A. Sukhorukov, F. Dreisow, T. Pertsch, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, and Y. S. Kivshar, “Polychromatic dynamic localization in curved photonic lattices,” Nat. Phys. 5(4), 271–275 (2009).
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R. A. Vicencio, J. Brand, and S. Flach, “Fano blockade by a bose-einstein condensate in an optical lattice,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98(18), 184102 (2007).
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S. Y. Lin, E. Chow, V. Hietala, P. R. Villeneuve, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Experimental demonstration of guiding and bending of electromagnetic waves in a photonic crystal,” Science 282(5387), 274–276 (1998).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic drawing of a 2D photonic lattice containing a single-site defect; (b-d) Input of a Gaussian probe beam, its diffraction output in a uniform lattice, and localized output through the defect channel, respectively. (e) A line defect superimposed with an elliptical input beam tilting towards left; (f) output of the probe beam through the line defect in (e).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Re-directing of light in L-shaped line defects with different corner structures. Top panels show the lattice structures superimposed with a left-tilted probe beam at input (zoom-in pictures of the corner are shown in the insets for better visibility); Bottom panels show the output of the probe beam guided and steered by the line defect (Media 1).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Blocking and splitting of light with different designs of line defects. Top panels show lattice structures superimposed with a left-tilted probe beam at input; bottom panels show the probe beam exiting the lattice. (a) and (b) show examples of blocking (Media 2) and 50/50 splitting (Media 3) by adjusting the refractive index of the corner waveguide in L-defect to be 100% and 32.5% with respect to that in the uniform waveguide arrays, respectively. (c) and (d) show splitting of a light beam by T and + shaped line defects in the lattices.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Routing of a light beam around the surface of finite waveguide arrays. Top panels show the lattice structures superimposed with a left-tilted probe beam at input; and bottom panels show the output of the probe beam. (a) Steering of the probe beam around a corner along surface line defects, (b) blocking when the defect at the corner is missing, and (c) spiraling around the surface of a finite waveguide arrays bounded by surface line defects (Media 4).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Routing of a light beam of different wavelengths in the same setting of L-shaped defect channel in lattice structure shown in (a). (b-d) show the output of the probe beam exiting the lattice. From (b) to (d), the wavelengths used are 532 nm, 488 nm, and 633 nm, respectively.

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