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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15314–15323

Two-dimensional photonic aperiodic crystals based on Thue-Morse sequence

Luigi Moretti and Vito Mocella  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15314-15323 (2007)

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We investigate from a theoretical point of view the photonic properties of a two dimensional photonic aperiodic crystal. These structures are obtained by removing the lattice points from a square arrangement, following the inflation rules emerging from the Thue-Morse sequence. The photonic bandgap analysis is performed by means of the density of states calculation. The mechanism of bandgap formation is investigated adopting the single scattering model, and the Mie scattering. The electromagnetic field distribution can be represented as quasi-localized states. Finally, a generalized method to obtain aperiodic photonic structures has been proposed.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: July 31, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2007
Published: November 2, 2007

Luigi Moretti and Vito Mocella, "Two-dimensional photonic aperiodic crystals based on Thue-Morse sequence," Opt. Express 15, 15314-15323 (2007)

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