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Chin. Phys. B, 2022, Vol. 31(10): 104211    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ac8ce5
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Momentum-space polarization fields in two-dimensional photonic-crystal slabs: Physics and applications

Wen-Zhe Liu(刘文哲)1,†, Lei Shi(石磊)2,3, Che-Ting Chan(陈子亭)1, and Jian Zi(资剑)2,3,‡
1. Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong 999077, China;
2. State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Key Laboratory of Micro- and Nano-Photonic Structures (Ministry of Education), and Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China;
3. Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
Abstract  In addition to non-radiative guided modes, two-dimensional photonic-crystal slabs support guided resonant ones which can radiate into free space. From the polarization states of these guided resonances, a polarization field on a photonic band can be constructed in momentum space. Momentum-space polarization fields display complicated configurations and patterns with different types of polarization singularities inside, shedding new light on the manipulations of light flows. In this review, we summarize the recent research progress on momentum-space polarization fields and singularities in two-dimensional photonic-crystal slabs, focusing on their unique optical properties and potential applications as well.
Keywords:  photonic crystal      polarization field      polarization singularity  
Received:  30 June 2022      Revised:  22 August 2022      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  42.25.Ja (Polarization)  
  42.50.Tx (Optical angular momentum and its quantum aspects)  
  42.70.Qs (Photonic bandgap materials)  
  78.67.Pt (Multilayers; superlattices; photonic structures; metamaterials)  
Fund: The work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11727811 and 91963212), the National Key Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2018YFA0306201), and Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (Grant Nos. 19XD1434600, 2019SHZDZX01, 19DZ2253000, and 20501110500).
Corresponding Authors:  Wen-Zhe Liu, Jian Zi     E-mail:;

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Wen-Zhe Liu(刘文哲), Lei Shi(石磊), Che-Ting Chan(陈子亭), and Jian Zi(资剑) Momentum-space polarization fields in two-dimensional photonic-crystal slabs: Physics and applications 2022 Chin. Phys. B 31 104211

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