Defect mode in periodic and quasiperiodic one-dimensional photonic structures

  • Ehab Abdel-RahmanEmail author
  • Amr Shaarawi


The properties of one-dimensional periodic and quasiperiodic photonic crystals with a defect layer have been investigated. Transfer matrix method (TMM) has been used throughout this study. For periodic photonic crystals, results demonstrate the independence of the defect mode frequency on the defect layer while the defect mode transmission coefficient varies with the position of the defect layer position. On the other hand, defect mode frequency is not that responsive to the index of refraction of the defect layer. The quality factor of the defect mode has been studied as a function of the defect layer position as well as its thickness. For quasiperiodic photonic crystals, the frequency of the defect mode is very sensitive to the defect layer position as well as its thickness. An enhancement of the quality factor of the defect mode has been observed. This study may be valuable in designing optical devices and it may also provide a more accurate method to measure the index of refraction.


Refractive Index Photonic Crystal Defect Mode Defect Layer Photonic Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe American University in CairoCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center (STRC)The American University in CairoCairoEgypt

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