Isotropic band gaps, optical cavities, and freeform waveguides in hyperuniform disordered photonic solids

Marian Florescu, Weining Man, Ruth Ann Mullen, Milan M. Milosevic, Timothy Amoah, Paul M. Chaikin, Salvatore Torquato, Paul Steinhardt

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Hyperuniform disordered solids are a new class of designer photonic materials with large isotropic band gaps comparable to those found in photonic crystals. The hyperuniform disordered materials are statistically isotropic and possess a controllable constrained randomness. We have employed their unique properties to introduce novel architectures for optical cavities that achieve an ultimate isotropic confinement of radiation, and waveguides with arbitrary bending angles. Our experiments demonstrate low-loss waveguiding in submicron scale Si-based hyperuniform structures operating at infrared wavelengths and open the way for the realization of highly flexible, disorder-insensitive optical micro-circuit platforms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActive Photonic Materials VI
EditorsGanapathi S. Subramania, Stavroula Foteinopoulou
ISBN (Electronic)9781628411898
StatePublished - 2014
EventActive Photonic Materials VI - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2014Aug 21 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherActive Photonic Materials VI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • disordered strctures
  • optical cavities
  • photonic band gaps
  • photonic crystals
  • waveguides


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