Studies of surface two-dimensional photonic band-gap structures

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Two-dimensional (2D) surface photonic band-gap (SPBG) structures can be obtained by providing a shallow corrugation of the inner surface of a waveguide wall. It can be used as a distributed mirror, a cavity, or a filter in integrated optics or microwave electronics. These structures can also be an alternative to conventional 2D PBG or 1D Bragg structures. In this article, we present the results of theoretical and experimental studies of 2D SPBG structures. Data obtained from experiments are compared with theoretical results and good agreement between theory and experiment is demonstrated. Comparison of a coaxial 2D SPBG structure with a conventional 1D Bragg structure is also presented. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2208-2218
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2003


  • free electron maser experiments
  • 2-dimensional distributed-feedback
  • Bragg resonators
  • mode competition
  • 2D Bragg
  • 2D distributed feedback cavity
  • FEL
  • FEM
  • photonic band gap
  • surface photonic band gap
  • microwave devices

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