DOI: 10.1002/lpor.202300398 ISSN: 1863-8880

Hyperuniform Disordered Solids with Morphology Engineering

Dian Wan, Ting Li, Si Chen, Weicheng Chen, Haofeng Hu, Sze Yun Set, Shinji Yamashita, Li Shen, Yi Zou, Tiegen Liu, Zhenzhou Cheng
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


Hyperuniform disordered solid (HUDS) structures can provide large, uniform, complete, and isotropic light confinement at the nanoscale after precise design. Based on the HUDS structures, in‐plane light confinement for developing photonic integrated circuits is also explored. To improve the performance of HUDS devices, researchers have mainly focused on cell size or cell distribution optimization in HUDS, which suffers from time‐consuming computation or moderate photonic bandgap (PBG) modification. Here, a morphology engineering method is demonstrated to tailor HUDS PBGs and improve HUDS waveguide devices for transverse electric mode. The results show that the Bezier‐curve‐decorated HUDS devices can achieve a maximum of about 75% PBG width increase, 1.5 dB transmittance improvement in a 10 µm long HUDS waveguide, improved quality factors of HUDS‐cladding microring resonators, and device fabrication compatibility with foundry processing. This study opens new avenues for the development of unprecedented devices for exploring light field regulation, nonlinear optics, and sensing.

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