Guiding and bending of photons via hopping in three-dimensional photonic crystals
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Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Technical Digest Series
- Research Paper 
IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States
A new mechanism to manipulate the propagation of electromagnetic waves in 3D photonic crystals is proposed and demonstrated. Photons hop from one evanescent defect mode to the next one regardless of the direction of propagation. A complete (near 100%) transmission along a straight path and around sharp corners were observed experimentally. The measured dispersion relation of the waveguiding band agrees well with the results of the classical wave analog of tight-binding method.