We developed a selection rule for Dirac-like points in two-dimensional dielectric photonic crystals. The rule is derived from a perturbation theory and states that a non-zero, mode-coupling integral between the degenerate Bloch states guarantees a Dirac-like point, regardless of the type of the degeneracy. In fact, the selection rule can also be determined from the symmetry of the Bloch states even without computing the integral. Thus, the existence of Dirac-like points can be quickly and conclusively predicted for various photonic crystals independent of wave polarization, lattice structure, and composition. © 2013 Optical Society of America.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Mar 21 2013|
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Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11274120), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. 2012ZZ0077), and the KAUST Baseline Research Fund.
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics