Effects of random link removal on the photonic band gaps of honeycomb networks

Marian Florescu, Salvatore Torquato, Paul J. Steinhardt
2010 Applied Physics Letters  
We explore the effects of random link removal on the photonic band gaps of honeycomb networks. Missing or incomplete links are expected to be common in practical realizations of this class of connected network structures due to unavoidable flaws in the fabrication process. We focus on the collapse of the photonic band gap due to the defects induced by the link removal. We show that the photonic band gap is quite robust against this type of random decimation and survives even when almost 58% of
more » ... when almost 58% of the network links are removed.
doi:10.1063/1.3505322 fatcat:rhsjp66ylfbnvoh2gyh2tstnce