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Broadband diffraction management and self-collimation of white light in photonic lattices

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2006-12-21

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Garanovich, Ivan
Sukhorukov, Andrey
Kivshar, Yuri

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American Physical Society

Abstract

We introduce periodic photonic structures where the strength of diffraction can be managed in a very broad frequency range. We show how to design arrays of curved waveguides where light beams experience wavelength-independent normal, anomalous, or zero diffraction. Our results suggest opportunities for efficient self-collimation, focusing, and reshaping of beams produced by white-light and supercontinuum sources. We also predict a possibility of multicolor Talbot effect, which is not possible in free space or conventional photonic lattices.

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Keywords: Broadband networks; Crystal lattices; Natural frequencies; Statistical mechanics; Broadband diffraction; Photonic structures; Self-collimation; White-light; Diffraction

Citation

Physical Review, E, Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics 74.6 (2006): 066609/1-4

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Physical Review E-Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics

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Journal article

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10.1103/PhysRevE.74.066609

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