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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2007
  • pp: 3510–3517

Omnidirectional reflection in several frequency ranges of one-dimensional photonic crystals

Inna Nusinsky and Amos A. Hardy  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 17, pp. 3510-3517 (2007)

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We investigate omnidirectional reflection from higher-order gaps in one-dimensional photonic crystals. Moreover, we present a designing criterion for omnidirectional reflection from several distinct gaps simultaneously, using only a single photonic crystal with a constant period. We show that for practical values of photonic crystals parameters, several relatively large omnidirectional gaps may be obtained. As an example, we demonstrate an omnidirectional reflector that exhibits two distinct wide omnidirectional ranges at near-infrared wavelengths. This omnidirectional reflector that operates in several ranges of wavelengths may have various potential applications.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2007
Published: May 18, 2007

Inna Nusinsky and Amos A. Hardy, "Omnidirectional reflection in several frequency ranges of one-dimensional photonic crystals," Appl. Opt. 46, 3510-3517 (2007)

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