Abstract

We carried out a theoretical investigation on photonic bandgap (PBG) properties of one-dimensional photonic crystals (1D PCs) constructed by our periodically doping metal or semiconductor nanoparticles into polymers with a holographic interference technique. The results reveal not only that both the bandgap width and the midwavelength of the PBG are tunable by the choice of parameters of recording materials and exposure conditions but also that 1D PCs may show an omnidirectional PBG property if the doped nanoparticles are from a higher-refractive-index semiconductor material. Some realistic factors, such as the absorption (in the case of the doped nanoparticles that are from a metallic material) and instability of the holographic recording setup during the exposure process, are also theoretically demonstrated to have no serious bad effect on PBG properties of the 1D PCs fabricated by the method. Our conclusions may open up a robust way for one-step fabrications of three-dimensional PCs, omnidirectional 1D PCs, and other photonic devices by cheap, repeatable, and efficient holography.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (11)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription