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Title: Bending self-collimated one-way light by using gyromagnetic photonic crystals

We theoretically demonstrate that electromagnetic waves can self-collimate and propagate unidirectionally in photonic crystals fabricated using semicylindrical ferrite rods in magnetized states. The parity and time-reversal symmetries of such photonic crystals are broken, resulting in a self-collimated one-way body wave within the photonic crystals. By applying the bias magnetic field in a complex configuration, the self-collimated one-way wave beam can be bent into arbitrary trajectories within the photonic crystal, providing an avenue for controlling wave beams.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1]
  1. School of Electronic Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22486233
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 24; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BENDING; CONFIGURATION; CRYSTALS; FERRITE; MAGNETIC FIELDS; RODS; SYMMETRY