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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2089–2094

Investigation of photonic band structure in a one-dimensional superconducting photonic crystal

Chien-Jang Wu, Cheng-Li Liu, and Tzong-Jer Yang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 11, pp. 2089-2094 (2009)

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The angle- and thickness-dependent photonic band structures in a one-dimensional superconducting photonic crystal are theoretically investigated. The analysis is made within the framework of the Bloch theorem together with the transfer matrix method in a multilayer structure. The photonic band structures are investigated as functions of the thicknesses of the constituent superconducting and dielectric layers. Additionally, the effects coming from the oblique incident angle for both TE and TM waves are also numerically elucidated. The existence of omnidirectional gaps in this kind of photonic crystal is also found.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: August 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2009
Published: October 16, 2009

Chien-Jang Wu, Cheng-Li Liu, and Tzong-Jer Yang, "Investigation of photonic band structure in a one-dimensional superconducting photonic crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 2089-2094 (2009)

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