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Problem Addressed

Previous photonic crystals have had photonic bandgaps (PBGs) with interdependent transverse magnetic (TM) and transverse electric (TE) PBGs. However, these assembled crystals are less interdependent, which makes them excellent candidates for novel optical devices because they can bend, split, couple, and filter TM/TE waves simultaneously on the scale of light wavelength. The novelty of this technology is the method for designing the assembled crystals that allows for a complete photonic bandgap and for using these crystals in optical devices.