Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 34, Issue 1–3, pp 227–234 | Cite as

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

  • V. Yannopapas
  • A. Modinos
  • N. Stefanou


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.

absorption disorder metallic particles photonic crystals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Yannopapas
    • 1
  • A. Modinos
    • 1
  • N. Stefanou
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Section of Solid State PhysicsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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