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Title: Spatial filtering of light by chirped photonic crystals

We propose an efficient method for spatial filtering of light beams by propagating them through two-dimensional (also three dimensional) chirped photonic crystals, i.e., through the photonic structures with fixed transverse lattice period and with the longitudinal lattice period varying along the direction of the beam propagation. We prove the proposed idea by numerically solving the paraxial propagation equation in refraction-index-modulated media and we evaluate the efficiency of the process by harmonic-expansion analysis. The technique can be also applied for filtering (for cleaning) of the packages of atomic waves (Bose condensates), also to improve the directionality of acoustic and mechanical waves.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. ICREA, Departament de Fisica i Enginyeria Nuclear, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Colom 11, E-08222 Terrassa, Barcelona (Spain)
  2. Instituto de Investigacion para la Gestion Integrada de Zonas Costeras, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Ctra. Natzaret-Oliva S/N, 46730 Grao de Gandia (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21313083
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 79; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.79.053807; (c) 2009 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATION; CRYSTALS; FILTERS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; REFRACTION; REFRACTIVE INDEX; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; VISIBLE RADIATION