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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11550–11557

Geometrically distributed one-dimensional photonic crystals for light-reflection in all angles

G. Alagappan and P. Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11550-11557 (2009)

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We demonstrate that a series of one-dimensional photonic crystals made of any dielectric materials, with the periods are distributed in a geometrical progression of a common ratio, r<rc (θ,P), where rc is a structural parameter that depends on the angle of incidence, θ, and polarization, P, is capable of blocking light of any spectral range. If an omni-directional reflection is desired for all polarizations and for all incident angles smaller than θo, then r<rc (θo,p), where p is the polarization with the electric field parallel to the plane of incidence. We present simple and formula like expressions for rc, width of the bandgap, and minimum number of photonic crystals to achieve a perfect light reflection.

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OCIS Codes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2009
Published: June 25, 2009

G. Alagappan and P. Wu, "Geometrically distributed one-dimensional photonic crystals for light-reflection in all angles," Opt. Express 17, 11550-11557 (2009)

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