Control of absorption spectrum of a one-dimensional resonant photonic crystal


The crystal under consideration is a layered structure consisting of alternating layers of two materials, one of which is a resonantly absorbing gas. It is shown that the combination of the dispersion of an atomic gas with the dispersion of a photonic-bandgap structures allows one to efficiently control the transmission spectra of s- and p-polarized modes in these combined systems. It is found that the spectrum is highly sensitive to the position of the gas resonance frequency with respect to the bandgap edge and to a change in the gas pressure. The transmission, reflection, and absorption spectra of the resonant photonic crystal are studied at an angle of incidence equal to the Brewster angle of a seed photonic crystal. Possible applications of the found particular features of the dispersion of resonant photonic crystals are discussed.

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Original Russian Text © S.Ya. Vetrov, I.V. Timofeev, A.Yu. Avdeeva, 2010, published in Optika i Spektroskopiya, 2010, Vol. 109, No. 1, pp. 111–116.

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Vetrov, S.Y., Timofeev, I.V. & Avdeeva, A.Y. Control of absorption spectrum of a one-dimensional resonant photonic crystal. Opt. Spectrosc. 109, 106–111 (2010).

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  • Photonic Crystal
  • Dielectric Permittivity
  • Transmission Coefficient
  • Brewster Angle
  • Photonic Crystal Structure