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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Sep. 13, 2010
  • pp: 19920–19929

Broadband one-dimensional photonic crystal wave plate containing single-negative materials

Yihang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 19920-19929 (2010)

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The properties of the phase shift of wave reflected from one-dimensional photonic crystals consisting of periodic layers of single-negative (permittivity- or permeability-negative) materials are demonstrated. As the incident angle increases, the reflection phase shift of TE wave decreases, while that of TM wave increases. The phase shifts of both polarized waves vary smoothly as the frequency changes across the photonic crystal stop band. Consequently, the difference between the phase shift of TE and that of TM wave could remain constant in a rather wide frequency range inside the stop band. These properties are useful to design wave plate or retarder which can be used in wide spectral band. In addition, a broadband photonic crystal quarter-wave plate is proposed.

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

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Original Manuscript: June 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2010
Published: September 3, 2010

Yihang Chen, "Broadband one-dimensional photonic crystal wave plate containing single-negative materials," Opt. Express 18, 19920-19929 (2010)

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