Photonic bandgap (PBG) regions have been calculated for periodically grooved Si structures, acting as a one-dimensional photonic crystal. The wavelength range of the PBG as a function of the ratio (DSi/A) is presented, where DSi is the width of the Si walls and A is the grooved silicon lattice constant. The influence of the parameter DSi, the refractive index of the space between the Si walls and the number of structure periods, m, on the forming of PBG regions is discussed. A good correlation between the calculated and the experimentally observed PBG regions is obtained.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 13, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2003
Published: October 1, 2003
Vladimir Tolmachev, Tatiana Perova, and Kevin Berwick, "Design criteria and optical characteristics of one-dimensional photonic crystals based on periodically grooved silicon," Appl. Opt. 42, 5679-5683 (2003)