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
Title of host publicationCLEO : QELS_Fundamental Science 2016
Subtitle of host publicationTechnical Digest
Place of PublicationWashington, D.C.
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580118
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) - San Jose, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 201610 Jun 2016


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose


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