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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2566–2571

Enhancement of omnidirectional total-reflection wavelength range by using one-dimensional ternary photonic bandgap material

Suneet Kumar Awasthi, Usha Malaviya, and Sant Prasad Ojha  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 12, pp. 2566-2571 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.002566


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Abstract

Here we demonstrate by theoretical analysis a novel way to enhance the omnidirectional total-reflection wavelength range in one-dimensional photonic bandgap material by using a ternary periodic structure (i.e., three material layers constituting a period of the lattice). The omnidirectional total reflection range using a binary ( Ba F 2 Pb S ) periodic structure was enhanced by 108 nm when the structure was modified by sandwiching a thin layer of Zr O 2 between every two layers, constituting a period of the lattice. A shift of the omnidirectional range toward higher wavelengths was also observed. When the sandwiched layer was Ce F 3 , the enhancement in the range was 120 nm . As the sandwiched layer is very thin, there will not be any significant increase in the size of the reflector, contrary to the case of heterostructured photonic crystals (PCs) where two or more PCs are clubbed together to achieve enhancement.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: May 24, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2006

Citation
Suneet Kumar Awasthi, Usha Malaviya, and Sant Prasad Ojha, "Enhancement of omnidirectional total-reflection wavelength range by using one-dimensional ternary photonic bandgap material," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 2566-2571 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-12-2566

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