Abstract

Photonic bandgap structures can also be utilized for the realization of transformational optical devices like metamaterials. In this Letter, the possibility of cylindrical to plane wave source transformation in an open cavity formed by one dimensional photonic crystal is demonstrated. It is observed that the gap solitary wave behavior at the near-bandgap regime is fair enough to produce highly directional plane waves out of the point source placed inside the open cavity. The limitations of such a source transformation device are governed by the strength of the bandgap that decides the amplitude of the emitted plane waves.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Room temperature lasing of InAs/GaAs quantum dots in the whispering gallery modes of a silica microsphere

Sébastien Steiner, Jean Hare, Valérie Lefèvre-Seguin, and Jean-Michel Gérard
Opt. Express 15(16) 10052-10060 (2007)

Transformation-optical design of adaptive beam bends and beam expanders

M. Rahm, D. A. Roberts, J. B. Pendry, and D. R. Smith
Opt. Express 16(15) 11555-11567 (2008)

Optical lens compression via transformation optics

D. A. Roberts, N. Kundtz, and D. R. Smith
Opt. Express 17(19) 16535-16542 (2009)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Supplementary Material (2)

» Media 1: JPG (849 KB)     
» Media 2: JPG (1098 KB)     

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription