Bloch Surface Waves on A One Dimensional Photonic Crystal

  • Angelo AngeliniEmail author
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The first observations of Lord Rayleigh about the reflective properties of certain crystals of chlorate of potash in 1888 [1], led him to hypothesize that “on the whole, the character of the reflected light appears to me to harmonize generally with the periodical theory”. In that paper, he commented on the peculiar internal color observed in the crystals, arguing that the phenomenon could be attributed to an internal periodic structure acting as a grating. Coherent superposition causing constructive interference along certain directions for certain wavelengths was responsible for the observed coloration.


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  1. 1.DISATPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly

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