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Title: Young's double-slit experiment in photonic crystals

Abstract

We present an experimental and numerical study of the transmission of a photonic crystal perforated by two sub-wavelength slits, separated by two wavelengths.The experimental near-field image of the double-slit design of the photonic crystal shows an interference pattern, which is analogous to Young’s experiment. This interference arises as a consequence of the excitation of surface states of the photonic crystals and agrees very well with the simulations.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1060756
Report Number(s):
IS-J-7816
Journal ID: ISSN 0921-4526
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physica. B, Condensed Matter; Journal Volume: 407; Journal Issue: 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Photonic crystal; Surface plasmon; Beaming; Directionality; Interference of photoniccrystal; Transmission ofphotoniccrystal

Citation Formats

Zhang, Lei, Koschny, Thomas, and Soukoulis, Costas M. Young's double-slit experiment in photonic crystals. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physb.2012.01.088.
Zhang, Lei, Koschny, Thomas, & Soukoulis, Costas M. Young's double-slit experiment in photonic crystals. United States. doi:10.1016/j.physb.2012.01.088.
Zhang, Lei, Koschny, Thomas, and Soukoulis, Costas M. Mon . "Young's double-slit experiment in photonic crystals". United States. doi:10.1016/j.physb.2012.01.088.
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abstractNote = {We present an experimental and numerical study of the transmission of a photonic crystal perforated by two sub-wavelength slits, separated by two wavelengths.The experimental near-field image of the double-slit design of the photonic crystal shows an interference pattern, which is analogous to Young’s experiment. This interference arises as a consequence of the excitation of surface states of the photonic crystals and agrees very well with the simulations.},
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