Date: 20 Feb 2011

Floquet-bloch waves in bound one-dimensional photonic crystals

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Floquet-Bloch waves in a bound one-dimensional photonic crystal are considered. It is shown that a single Floquet-Bloch wave can be excited in a one-dimensional photonic crystal located between two homogeneous media. An exact solution of the wave equation corresponding to this case is represented in the form of a set of heterogeneous waves. For the case of incidence of the plane wave from a homogeneous medium on a bounded one-dimensional photonic crystal, the functions for the reflection and transmission coefficients are obtained based on the exact solution of the wave equation. It is shown that the transmission function for the one-dimensional photonic crystal has a form similar to that for the traditional Fabri-Perot interferometer and is determined by the interference of the Floquet-Bloch waves excited in the crystal. The evolution of the amplitude profile of the decaying Floquet-Bloch waves and the reflection spectrum of the bounded one-dimensional photonic crystal are considered in the first-order forbidden band.

Original Russian Text © J.Kh. Nurligareev, 2011, published in Poverkhnost’. Rentgenovskie, Sinkhrotronnye i Neitronnye Issledovaniya, No. 2, pp. 97–112.