Resonators with intracavity photonic crystals
Keywords: photonic crystals, resonators, diffraction
AbstractWe investigate theoretically and experimentally light dynamics in plane-mirror Fabry-Pérot resonators filled with two- and three-dimensional photonic crystals. It has been predicted that the diffraction of such resonators can be manipulated  and used to control the linear and nonlinear light pattern formation there. Here we study the phenomenon in detail. We show the hyperbolic shape angular transmission profiles in case of a two-dimensional photonic structure (obtained by the one-dimensional modulation of the surface of the mirrors) and study the sub- and superdiffractive regimes in such resonators. We also summarize and review the previous results  of a resonator filled by a three-dimensional photonic structure (obtained by the twodimensional modulation of the mirrors).
Nonlinear and Coherent Optics