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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 20333–20341

Unusual transmission bands of one-dimensional photonic crystals containing single-negative materials

Yihang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 20333-20341 (2009)

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Unusual transmission bands are found in one-dimensional photonic crystals composed of alternating layers of positive-index materials and single-negative (permittivity- or permeability-negative) materials. By varying the thicknesses of the positive-index material layers, the number and central frequencies of these transmission bands can be tuned. On the other hand, by varying the thicknesses of the single-negative material layers, only the bandwidths of these transmission bands will change. Furthermore, omnidirectional transmission bands for TE or TM polarization can be realized from these periodic photonic structures.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: August 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2009
Published: October 23, 2009

Yihang Chen, "Unusual transmission bands of one-dimensional photonic crystals containing single-negative materials," Opt. Express 17, 20333-20341 (2009)

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