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Title: Optimal width of quasicrystalline slabs of dielectric cylinders to microwave radiation transmission contrast

Abstract

Light confinement induced by resonant states in aperiodic photonic structures is interesting for many applications. A particular case of these resonances can be found in 2D quasicrystalline arrangements of dielectric cylinders. These systems present a rather isotropic band gap as well as isolated in-gap photonic states (as a result of spatially localized resonances). These states are built by high symmetry polygonal clusters that can be regarded as photonic molecules. In this paper, we study the transmission properties of a slab of glass cylinders arranged in approximants of the decagonal quasicrystalline structure. In particular, we investigate the influence of the slab width in the transmission contrast between the states and the gap. The study is both experimental and numerical in the microwave regime. We find that the best transmission contrast is found for a width of around three times the radiation wavelength. The transmission in the band gap region is mediated by the resonances of the photonic molecules. If the samples are thin enough, they become transparent except around a resonance of the photonic molecule which reflects the incoming light.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Dpto. Ing. Eléctrica y Electrónica Universidad Pública de Navarra, 31006 Pamplona (Spain)
  2. (Spain)
  3. Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, UMR CNRS/Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay (France)
  4. Dpto. de Física Universidad Pública de Navarra, 31006 Pamplona (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22598870
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CYLINDERS; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; MESONS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; MOLECULES; RESONANCE; SLABS; TRANSMISSION; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; WAVELENGTHS; WIDTH

Citation Formats

Andueza, Ángel, Sevilla, Joaquín, Smart Cities Institute, Universidad Pública de Navarra, 31006 Pamplona, Wang, Kang, and Pérez-Conde, Jesús. Optimal width of quasicrystalline slabs of dielectric cylinders to microwave radiation transmission contrast. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4961409.
Andueza, Ángel, Sevilla, Joaquín, Smart Cities Institute, Universidad Pública de Navarra, 31006 Pamplona, Wang, Kang, & Pérez-Conde, Jesús. Optimal width of quasicrystalline slabs of dielectric cylinders to microwave radiation transmission contrast. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961409.
Andueza, Ángel, Sevilla, Joaquín, Smart Cities Institute, Universidad Pública de Navarra, 31006 Pamplona, Wang, Kang, and Pérez-Conde, Jesús. Sun . "Optimal width of quasicrystalline slabs of dielectric cylinders to microwave radiation transmission contrast". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4961409.
@article{osti_22598870,
title = {Optimal width of quasicrystalline slabs of dielectric cylinders to microwave radiation transmission contrast},
author = {Andueza, Ángel and Sevilla, Joaquín and Smart Cities Institute, Universidad Pública de Navarra, 31006 Pamplona and Wang, Kang and Pérez-Conde, Jesús},
abstractNote = {Light confinement induced by resonant states in aperiodic photonic structures is interesting for many applications. A particular case of these resonances can be found in 2D quasicrystalline arrangements of dielectric cylinders. These systems present a rather isotropic band gap as well as isolated in-gap photonic states (as a result of spatially localized resonances). These states are built by high symmetry polygonal clusters that can be regarded as photonic molecules. In this paper, we study the transmission properties of a slab of glass cylinders arranged in approximants of the decagonal quasicrystalline structure. In particular, we investigate the influence of the slab width in the transmission contrast between the states and the gap. The study is both experimental and numerical in the microwave regime. We find that the best transmission contrast is found for a width of around three times the radiation wavelength. The transmission in the band gap region is mediated by the resonances of the photonic molecules. If the samples are thin enough, they become transparent except around a resonance of the photonic molecule which reflects the incoming light.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4961409},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
number = 8,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Aug 28 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Sun Aug 28 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}