Zero-(n) non-Bragg gap plasmon-polariton modes and omni-reflectance in 1D metamaterial photonic superlattices.
ABSTRACT A theoretical study of the photonic band structure and transmission spectra for 1D periodic superlattices with an elementary cell composed of two layers of refractive indices n(a) and n(b), which may take on positive as well as negative values, has been performed within the transfer-matrix approach. The dependence on the angle of incidence of the electromagnetic wave for excitation of plasmon-polaritons as well as the properties of the (n) = 0 gap were thoroughly investigated. Results are found for the generalized conditions that must be satisfied by the ratio a/b of the layer widths of metamaterial photonic superlattices, for both transverse electric and transverse magnetic polarizations, in order to have an omnidirectional (n) = 0 gap. The present study indicates new perspectives in the design and development of future optical devices.
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ABSTRACT: We investigate the properties of electromagnetic wave propagating in a one-dimensional photonic crystal (PC) consisting of two metamaterials with different dispersive model. The reflection gaps of metamaterials multilayer system are independent of the incident angle. Not only TE wave but also TM wave, the omnidirectional reflection gaps exhibit the same behavior with different incident angle for metamaterials as double negative material. We also observed that the frequency regimes of zero-transmission bands are different for TE and TM wave with the same incident angle, when one of metamaterials is the permittivity negative (ε < 0) and the other is the double negative. Correspondingly, we show that the result can be act as an efficient polarization splitter. At last, we discuss the resonant tunneling effect. If the total reflection condition is satisfied, the resonant tunneling effect is enhanced as the incident angle increases, even though the propagation wave is evanescent wave in the single layer medium.The European Physical Journal D 02/2012; 66(2). · 1.40 Impact Factor