Omnidirectional reflection from a one-dimensional photonic crystal

Joshua N. Winn, Yoel Fink, Shanhui Fan, J. D. Joannopoulos

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Abstract

We demonstrate that one-dimensional photonic crystal structures (such as multilayer films) can exhibit complete reflection of radiation in a given frequency range for all incident angles and polarizations. We derive a general criterion for this behavior that does not require materials with very large indices. We perform numerical studies that illustrate this effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1573-1575
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume23
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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