Coherent perfect absorption-lasing (CPAL) and collimation have been intensively studied for normal and small angle wave incidence. Here, we report a two-dimensional non-Hermitian photonic crystal for broad-angle CPAL and super-collimation. The synergy of a nonsymmorphic glide symmetry of the lattice, gain-loss modulation and an optimization of unit cell induces a parity-time phase transition in the band structure along the Brillouin zone boundary. The transition points, i.e., the exceptional points, form a slab-like contour, with nearly zero dispersion in both real and imaginary parts of the band structure. Such dispersionless band structure significantly enhances the range of incident angle for CPAL and collimation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jan 6 2023|
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-01-11
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): BAS/1/1626-01-01, OSR-CRG2020- 4374
Acknowledgements: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (AI initiative, BAS/1/1626-01-01, OSR-CRG2020- 4374).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics