Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 227–234

Scattering and absorption of light by periodic and nearly periodic metallodielectric structures


  • V. Yannopapas
    • Department of PhysicsNational Technical University of Athens
  • A. Modinos
    • Department of PhysicsNational Technical University of Athens
  • N. Stefanou
    • Section of Solid State PhysicsUniversity of Athens

DOI: 10.1023/A:1013337817860

Cite this article as:
Yannopapas, V., Modinos, A. & Stefanou, N. Optical and Quantum Electronics (2002) 34: 227. doi:10.1023/A:1013337817860


We consider the effect of different approximations to the dielectric function of a silver sphere on the absorption of light by two-dimensional and three-dimensional periodic and non-periodic arrays of non-overlapping silver spheres in a host dielectric medium. We also present some results on the band structure and the absorption coefficient of light by photonic crystals consisting of non-overlapping silver-coated spheres in a dielectric medium.

absorptiondisordermetallic particlesphotonic crystals

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