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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 958–962

Bandgap of a three-dimensional dyed polystyrene photonic crystal from optical absorption

Na Young Ha, Jeong Weon Wu, and Byoungchoo Park  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 958-962 (2006)

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The role of a strong dye absorption in determining the photonic bandgap (PBG) shape of a three-dimensional dyed photonic crystal, fabricated from dyed polystyrene nanospheres, is investigated. When the dye absorption peaks fall on the PBG spectral position, the PBG has a distorted shape, narrow top, and wide bottom. Theoretical analysis shows that the characteristic PBG shape results from two superimposed contributions with distinct origins, i.e., a Bragg reflection and a high reflection associated with the strong dye absorption.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: June 13, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2005

Na Young Ha, Jeong Weon Wu, and Byoungchoo Park, "Bandgap of a three-dimensional dyed polystyrene photonic crystal from optical absorption," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 958-962 (2006)

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