We design a one-dimensional compound photonic crystal constituted of a periodic arrangement of electromagnetic-induced transparency atomic vapor. It is shown that, when a stochastic electromagnetic beam propagates through the compound photonic crystal, the spectral degrees of polarization and cross polarization of the beam can be modulated by changing the parameters of the supercells of the compound photonic crystal.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2011
Published: March 10, 2011
Fei Zhuang, Xinyue Du, and Daomu Zhao, "Modulation in the spectral degrees of polarization and cross polarization of a stochastic electromagnetic beam through a one-dimensional compound photonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 36, 939-941 (2011)