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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5861–5866

Omnidirectional and multi-channel filtering by photonic quantum wells with negative-index materials

Mi Lin, Zhengbiao Ouyang, Jun Xu, and Gaoxin Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5861-5866 (2009)

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We propose a type of photonic quantum well made of two different photonic crystals with negative- and positive-index materials. It is demonstrated by transfer matrix method that, omnidirectional and multichannel filtering can be achieved. Resonance tunneling modes, or the multichannel filtering modes, are found to exist when a passband of the well photonic crystal is located inside the gap of the barrier photonic crystals. And for each passband of the well photonic crystal in the photonic bandgap of the barrier photonic crystal, the number of modes is the same as the number of periods in the well photonic crystals. Moreover, the modes are insensitive to the incident angle from 0 to 85 degrees and the scaling of the barrier photonic crystals at a certain range. Such structures are useful for all-direction receiving, sending, or linking-up of multi-channel signals in wireless-communication networks. And they can be applied in signal-detection systems to enhance signal-detection sensitivity.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2009
Published: March 26, 2009

Mi Lin, Zhengbiao Ouyang, Jun Xu, and Gaoxin Qiu, "Omnidirectional and multi-channel filtering by photonic quantum wells with negative-index materials," Opt. Express 17, 5861-5866 (2009)

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