Spatial filtering by axisymmetric photonic crystals
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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Photonic crystals due to their angular bandgaps and quasi-bandgaps can provide spatial (angular) filtering of light. Two-dimensional photonic crystals (photonic structures modulated along the longitudinal and along one transverse dimension) can provide spatial filtering in one one-dimensional, decreasing the beam divergence in one quadrature. Three-dimensional crystals can provide two-dimensional filtering, with the shape of the filtering window corresponding to the symmetry of photonic crystal (e.g. forming a quadratic, or hexagonal shape beams). For many applications axisymmetric spatial filtering is required, in order to obtain diffraction limited axisymmetric Gaussian beams. For that purpose we developed and fabricated axisymmetric photonic crystal-like structures (periodic in longitudinal direction, but aperiodic in transverse direction). We overview the axisymmetric filtering: physical principles, simulations, fabrication, and experimental measurements
CitationStaliunas, K., Gailevicius, D., Purlys, V., Maigyte, L., Peckus, M. Spatial filtering by axisymmetric photonic crystals. A: International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks. "2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2016): Trento, Italy: 10-14 July 2016". Trento: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016, p. 1-5.