Two-dimensional and 3D- Multi-component photonic crystals: Theory and experiment

M. F. Limonov, A. V. Baryshev, A. B. Khanikaev, M. Inoue, M. V. Rybin, A. K. Samusev, K. B. Samusev, A. V. Sel'kin, G. Yushin

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We report on an analytical study of the photonic band structure of 2D and 3D multi-component photonic crystals. It is found that both types of crystal demonstrate a quasiperiodic resonant behavior of (hkl) photonic stop-bands as a function of the reciprocal lattice vector, providing a selective ON/OFF switching of nonresonant (hkl) stop-bands. Our predictions are compared with the results of conventional numerical studies using the photonic Korringa-Kohn-Rostocker method. Experimental transmission spectra of a-SiO 2 synthetic opals show the OFF-switching of the {111} stop-bands at the filler permittivity of ∼1.82, the {200} bands at ∼1.63, the {220} bands at ∼1.93, and the {311} bands at ∼1.75. The (222) photonic stop-band, which is due to the second order diffraction from the (111) planes, cannot be switched OFF in a wide range of filler permittivity values, thus indicating a resonant behavior. The experimental data demonstrate an excellent agreement with the theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780819471871
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 8 Apr 200810 Apr 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE


OtherPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII


  • High Miller-index
  • Immersion
  • Multi-component photonic crystals
  • Opals
  • Photonic stop-band
  • Selective stop-band switching

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