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Title: Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity

Abstract

Light selection based purely on the angle of propagation is a long-standing scientific challenge. In angularly selective systems, however, the transmission of light usually also depends on the light frequency. Here we tailored the overlap of the band gaps of multiple one-dimensional photonic crystals, each with a different periodicity, in such a way as to preserve the characteristic Brewster modes across a broadband spectrum. We provide theory as well as an experimental realization with an all–visible spectrum, p-polarized angularly selective material system. Our method enables transparency throughout the visible spectrum at one angle—the generalized Brewster angle—and reflection at every other viewing angle.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1387005
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001299; FG02-09ER46577
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 343; Journal Issue: 6178; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher:
AAAS
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Shen, Y., Ye, D., Celanovic, I., Johnson, S. G., Joannopoulos, J. D., and Soljačić, M. Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1126/science.1249799.
Shen, Y., Ye, D., Celanovic, I., Johnson, S. G., Joannopoulos, J. D., & Soljačić, M. Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity. United States. doi:10.1126/science.1249799.
Shen, Y., Ye, D., Celanovic, I., Johnson, S. G., Joannopoulos, J. D., and Soljačić, M. Fri . "Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity". United States. doi:10.1126/science.1249799. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1387005.
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title = {Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity},
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abstractNote = {Light selection based purely on the angle of propagation is a long-standing scientific challenge. In angularly selective systems, however, the transmission of light usually also depends on the light frequency. Here we tailored the overlap of the band gaps of multiple one-dimensional photonic crystals, each with a different periodicity, in such a way as to preserve the characteristic Brewster modes across a broadband spectrum. We provide theory as well as an experimental realization with an all–visible spectrum, p-polarized angularly selective material system. Our method enables transparency throughout the visible spectrum at one angle—the generalized Brewster angle—and reflection at every other viewing angle.},
doi = {10.1126/science.1249799},
journal = {Science},
number = 6178,
volume = 343,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {3}
}

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