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Photonic crystals with small metal inclusions
Author(s): Alexander Moroz
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Paper Abstract

It is shown that small metallic inclusions can have a dramatic effect on the photonic band structure of diamond and zinc blende structures. In the case of silica spheres with a silver core, the complete photonic band gap (CPBG) between the 2nd-3rd bands opens for a metal volume fraction fm≈ 1% and has a width of 5% for fm≈ 2.5%. Absorption in the CPBG of 5% remains very small (≤ 2.6% for λ ≥ 750 nm). These findings open the door for any semiconductor and polymer material to be used as a genuine photonic crystal building block and significantly increase the possibilities for experimentalists to realize a sizeable and robust CPBG in the near-infrared and in the visible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498365
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Alexander Moroz, Utrecht Univ. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5036:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems II
Miroslav Hrabovsky; Dagmar Senderakova; Pavel Tomanek, Editor(s)

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