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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 26 — Dec. 24, 2007
  • pp: 17754–17760

Physical origin of the high energy optical response of three dimensional photonic crystals

Luis A. Dorado, Ricardo A. Depine, Gabriel Lozano, and Hernán Míguez  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 17754-17760 (2007)

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The physical origin of the optical response observed in three-dimensional photonic crystals when the photon wavelength is equal or lower than the lattice parameter still remains unsatisfactorily explained and is the subject of an intense and interesting debate. Herein we demonstrate for the first time that all optical spectra features in this high energy region of photonic crystals arise from electromagnetic resonances within the ordered array, modified by the interplay between these resonances with the opening of diffraction channels, the presence of imperfections and finite size effects. All these four phenomena are taken into account in our theoretical approach to the problem, which allows us to provide a full description of the observed optical response based on fundamental phenomena as well as to attain fair fittings of experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(050.5745) Diffraction and gratings : Resonance domain

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2007
Published: December 12, 2007

Luis A. Dorado, Ricardo A. Depine, Gabriel Lozano, and Hernán Míguez, "Physical origin of the high energy optical response of three dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Express 15, 17754-17760 (2007)

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