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Spectral properties of a two-dimensional resonant metal-dielectric photonic crystal

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We have studied the transmission spectra of resonant two-dimensional photonic crystals of two types, one of which consists of nanocomposite cylinders that form a square lattice in vacuum and the other of which consists of cylindrical holes that form a square lattice in nanocomposite matrix. The nanocomposite consists of metallic nanospheres that are dispersed in a transparent matrix and is characterized by an effective resonant dielectric permittivity. We show that, depending on the position of the resonant frequency of the nanocomposite with respect to the boundaries of the band gap, there arises either an additional transmission band in the transmission spectrum in the band gap or an additional band gap in the continuous spectrum of the photonic crystal. As the structural and geometric parameters of the system change, both the additional transmission band and the additional band gap are considerably modified. We analyze particular features of the spatial distribution of the electromagnetic field intensity in crystals. The considered effects can be used to extend the possibilities of creating new photonic crystals with specified properties.

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Original Russian Text © S.Ya. Vetrov, N.V. Rudakova, I.V. Timofeev, V.P. Timofeev, 2012, published in Optika i Spektroskopiya, 2012, Vol. 112, No. 4, pp. 638–646.

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Vetrov, S.Y., Rudakova, N.V., Timofeev, I.V. et al. Spectral properties of a two-dimensional resonant metal-dielectric photonic crystal. Opt. Spectrosc. 112, 585–593 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0030400X12030204

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Keywords

  • Photonic Crystal
  • Transmission Spectrum
  • Dielectric Permittivity
  • Filling Factor
  • Nanocomposite Matrix