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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 571–575

Effects of material composition on the superlens frequency of photonic crystals

XiaoHong Sun, XiaoMing Tao, and KaiCheong Kwan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 571-575 (2008)

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We use the plane-wave (PW) method to calculate the superlens frequency of photonic crystals with various material compositions. At this frequency, photonic crystal behaves like a medium with isotropic negative index equal to −1. The relationship between the frequency and material compositions is derived from the calculated data. For the TE and TM modes, the relationship has the same format. From the relationship, a case has been chosen and, under these conditions, the wave-propagating field through the photonic crystal has been calculated by the finite-difference time-domain method. A good agreement is obtained between the results from the PW method and the finite-difference time-domain calculation. This is very useful for fabricating photonic crystal superlens material at an appropriate frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: November 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2008
Published: March 26, 2008

XiaoHong Sun, XiaoMing Tao, and KaiCheong Kwan, "Effects of material composition on the superlens frequency of photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 571-575 (2008)

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