Dual-band all-dielectric chiral photonic crystal

Lianlian Du, Yahong Liu, Xin Zhou, Liyun Tao, Meize Li, Huiling Ren, Ruonan Ji, Kun Song, Xiaopeng Zhao, Miguel Navarro-Cia

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We present an all-dielectric chiral photonic crystal that guides the propagation of electromagnetic waves without backscattering for dual bands. The chiral photonic crystal unit cell is composed of four dielectric cylinders with increasing inner diameter clockwise or anticlockwise, which leads to chirality. It is demonstrated that the proposed chiral photonic crystal can generate dual band gaps in gigahertz frequency range and has two types of chiral edge states, which is similar to topologically protected edge states. Hence, the interface formed by the proposed two-dimensional (2D) chiral photonic crystal can guide the propagation of electromagnetic waves without backscattering, and this complete propagation is immune to defects (position disorder or frequency disorder). To illustrate the applicability of the findings in communication systems, we report a duplexer and a power divider based on the present all-dielectric chiral photonic crystal.
Original languageEnglish
Article number165303
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number16
Early online date31 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2022


  • photonic crystal
  • topology


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