Splitting of the double-degenerate defect states in the bandgap of the two-dimensional photonic crystal by means of symmetrical distortion of the lattice is studied. The effect is analogous to the static Jahn-Teller effect in solids. We propose a device that uses the effect to tune the light propagation through a 90°-bend waveguide. The resonant coupling of the photon modes at the corner can be tuned by the symmetry and magnitude of the distortion of the lattice.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics