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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1362–1370

Bistable behavior of reflection and transmission of a one-dimensional photonic crystal with a dense resonant medium as a defect

Denis V. Novitsky and Svetlana Yu. Mikhnevich  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 8, pp. 1362-1370 (2008)

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We consider the optical response of a one-dimensional photonic crystal with a dense resonant medium as a defect. Using the iteration matrix approach, we calculate the intensity distribution in this structure and the reflection and transmission properties of it. We discuss the influence of photonic crystal on the bistable behavior of a dense resonant medium both within and outside the region of intrinsic optical bistability. Finally we compare our results with the case without taking into account near dipole–dipole interaction.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2008
Published: July 29, 2008

Denis V. Novitsky and Svetlana Yu. Mikhnevich, "Bistable behavior of reflection and transmission of a one-dimensional photonic crystal with a dense resonant medium as a defect," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1362-1370 (2008)

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