8 July 2003 Photonic crystals with small metal inclusions
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Proceedings Volume 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.498365
Event: Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, 2002, Prague, Czech Republic
It is shown that small metallic inclusions can have a dramatic effect on the photonic band structure of diamond and zinc blende structures. In the case of silica spheres with a silver core, the complete photonic band gap (CPBG) between the 2nd-3rd bands opens for a metal volume fraction fm≈ 1% and has a width of 5% for fm≈ 2.5%. Absorption in the CPBG of 5% remains very small (≤ 2.6% for λ ≥ 750 nm). These findings open the door for any semiconductor and polymer material to be used as a genuine photonic crystal building block and significantly increase the possibilities for experimentalists to realize a sizeable and robust CPBG in the near-infrared and in the visible.
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Alexander Moroz, "Photonic crystals with small metal inclusions", Proc. SPIE 5036, Photonics, Devices, and Systems II, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498365; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.498365

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