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Phys Rev Lett. 2008 Jan 11;100(1):013901. Epub 2008 Jan 2.

Photonic amorphous diamond structure with a 3D photonic band gap.

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  • 1Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan.

Abstract

We report that a full three-dimensional (3D) photonic band gap (PBG) is formed in a photonic amorphous structure in spite of complete lack of lattice periodicity. It is numerically shown that the structure "photonic amorphous diamond" possesses a sizable 3D PBG (18% of the center frequency for Si-air dielectric contrast) and that it can confine light at a defect as strongly as conventional photonic crystals can. These findings present important new insight into the origin of 3D PBG formation and open new possibilities in developing 3D PBG materials.

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