Resonant modes and inter-well coupling in photonic quantum well with negative index materials
State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Zhongshan (Sun Yat-Sen) University, Guangzhou, 510275, P.R. China
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Revised: 16 September 2008
Published online: 20 January 2009
The transfer matrix method was used to study the resonant modes in photonic quantum well by stacking different photonic crystals consisting of positive index materials and negative index materials. The eigenfrequency equation for the resonant modes is derived. It is found that these resonant modes are omnidirectional, and the number of resonant modes is equal to the period number of photonic quantum wells. Moreover, the resonant modes become N-fold splitting in the N photonic quantum wells. The splitting intervals increase with the deceasing of photonic barrier thickness due to the coupling among the wells.
PACS: 42.70.Qs – Photonic bandgap materials / 41.20.Jb – Electromagnetic wave propagation; radiowave propagation / 42.79.Ci – Filters, zone plates, and polarizers
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