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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1573–1575

Omnidirectional reflection from a one-dimensional photonic crystal

Joshua N. Winn, Yoel Fink, Shanhui Fan, and J. D. Joannopoulos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 20, pp. 1573-1575 (1998)

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We demonstrate that one-dimensional photonic crystal structures (such as multilayer films) can exhibit complete reflection of radiation in a given frequency range for all incident angles and polarizations. We derive a general criterion for this behavior that does not require materials with very large indices. We perform numerical studies that illustrate this effect.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers

Joshua N. Winn, Yoel Fink, Shanhui Fan, and J. D. Joannopoulos, "Omnidirectional reflection from a one-dimensional photonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 23, 1573-1575 (1998)

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