When a wave impinges obliquely to the interface of a Photonic Crystal (PhC), the wave can be completely reflected in counter-propagating direction instead of the usually expected specular direction. However the beam is totally specularly reflected with a simple modification of the surface termination. The analysis of the time average Poynting vector evidences that PhC termination modifies the energy flow and determines the reflection properties.
Optical Society of America
28 May 2007
Volume: 15 Issue: 11 Pages: 6605-6611