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Journal of Lightwave Technology

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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 10 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1521–1529

Optical Contrast Tuning in Three-Component One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals

Vladimir A. Tolmachev, Anna V. Baldycheva, Sergey A. Dyakov, Kevin Berwick, and Tatiana S. Perova

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 28, Issue 10, pp. 1521-1529 (2010)


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Abstract

In this study, three-component 1-D photonic crystal (PC) structures were investigated by modeling them as two-component PCs with an additional regular layer. The gap map (GM) approach and the transfer matrix method (TMM) were used in order to mathematically describe these structures. The introduction of a third component to a 1-D PC allows manipulation of the optical contrast to a high degree of precision by varying the thickness and refractive index of the additional layer. The introduction of a third component to the 1-D PC partially reduces the area of the photonic stopbands (SBs) on the GM, leaving the rest of SB area unchanged from that in the GM for the original, two-component, PC. Using this approach to decrease optical contrast in PCs, omnidirectional bands (ODBs) can be obtained in high-contrast periodic structures constructed from, for example, an array of silicon and air. Several mathematical models of three-component 1-D PCs are discussed, some of which may have practical applications.

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Vladimir A. Tolmachev, Anna V. Baldycheva, Sergey A. Dyakov, Kevin Berwick, and Tatiana S. Perova, "Optical Contrast Tuning in Three-Component One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals," J. Lightwave Technol. 28, 1521-1529 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-28-10-1521

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