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This invention presents a novel class of material systems that strongly discriminate light based on the angle of incidence, over a broad range of frequencies, and irrespective of the polarization. The meta-material system proposed consists of a one-dimensional periodic photonic crystal whose constituents possess anisotropic properties. This photonic material comprising of a plurality of photonic crystals can be used to selectively transmit and/or selectively absorb one portion of incoming electromagnetic radiation while reflecting another portion of incoming electromagnetic radiation. The design structure opens an angular gap for both polarizations over a certain frequency range with the possibility of enlarging the frequency range to the specific angular discrimination desired.