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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3348–3350

Thermal emission of macroporous silicon chirped photonic crystals

Moisés Garín, Trifon Trifonov, David Hernández, Ángel Rodriguez, and Ramón Alcubilla  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3348-3350 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003348


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Abstract

In this Letter we report on the thermal properties of macroporous silicon photonic crystals with the unit cell gradually varied along the pore axis. We show experimentally that arbitrarily large omnidirectional total-reflectance bands can be produced with such structures. We also demonstrate that those bands can be effectively used to reduce thermal radiation in large spectral bands.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1590) Diffraction and gratings : Chirping
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(290.6815) Scattering : Thermal emission

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: May 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2010
Published: October 8, 2010

Citation
Moisés Garín, Trifon Trifonov, David Hernández, Ángel Rodriguez, and Ramón Alcubilla, "Thermal emission of macroporous silicon chirped photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 35, 3348-3350 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-20-3348


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