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dc.contributor.advisorLeslie A. Kolodziejski.en_US
dc.contributor.authorShih, Ta-Ming, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-02T17:56:40Z
dc.date.available2008-09-02T17:56:40Z
dc.date.copyright2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/42061
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionThis electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 77-79).en_US
dc.description.abstractSuper-collimation is the propagation of a light beam without spreading that occurs when the light beam is guided by the dispersion properties of a photonic crystal, rather than by defects in the photonic crystal. Super-collimation has many potential applications, the most straight-forward of which is in the area of integrated optical circuits, where super-collimation can be utilized for optical routing and optical logic. Another interesting direction is the burgeoning field of optofluidics, in which integrated biological or chemical sensors can be based on super-collimating structures. The work presented in the thesis includes the design, fabrication, and characterizion of a rod-based two-dimensional photonic crystal super-collimator. The dispersion contours for the photonic crystal are simulated as part of the design process. Two different fabrication process methods are developed and applied. The super-collimator s fabricated, and the fabrication methods are analyzed and compared. Characterization of the super-collimator has resulted in the first experimental observation of upper-collimation in a two-dimensional photonic crystal of rods. The advantages of he rod-based device structure and potential applications of the super-collimator are discussed in closing.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Ta-Ming Shih.en_US
dc.format.extent79 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectElectrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.titleSuper-collimation in a rod-based photonic crystalen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc231635881en_US


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