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In this study, reflective properties have been systematically calculated for two-dimensional photonic crystal slabs in centered rectangular lattices with elliptical patterns for transverse electric polarization along perpendicular x- and y-directions. The slab structures can be geometrically optimized for a near-complete reflection over a broad wavelength range. The reflection from the photonic crystal slabs is polarization selective, allowing a complete reflection for one polarization and complete transmission for the other polarization, which could be useful for a laser cavity mirror without using Brewster windows. The dependence of the reflection on the slab thickness and the structural parameters demonstrates the effect of guided-mode resonances on the reflection.


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Journal of Applied Physics





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