Dirac physics in silicon via 'photonic boron nitride'

Matthew Collins, Jack Zhang, Richard Bojko, Lukas Chrostowski, Mikael C. Rechtsman

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We employ “photonic boron nitride” - a silicon photonic crystal slab composed of a honeycomb lattice of holes - to observe Dirac physics of guided optical modes. The lattice is composed of two component triangular lattices of different hole-size Δr, which breaks the Dirac cone and opens up an observable band gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberFM3A.4
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2016
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, QELS 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 10 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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