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Title: Phase retarder based on one-dimensional photonic crystals composed of plasma and mu-negative materials

By using transfer matrix method, a systematic study on the properties of the reflection phase shifts and the reflection phase difference between TE and TM waves in a finite one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystal containing plasma and mu-negative materials is presented. It is found that the reflection phase difference between the two polarizations remains constant in a rather wide frequency range for a given incident angle. More specifically, the reflection phase difference increases gradually from 0 to π rad with the increase of the incident angle. That is to say, the finite 1D structure can serve as a broadband phase retarder. It is also evident that the working frequency range of the phase retarder can be adjusted by altering the plasma frequency and the thickness of the plasma layers without changing the structure of the photonic crystal.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [2] ; ;  [4]
  1. Department of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)
  2. (China)
  3. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics and School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074 (China)
  4. Department of Basics, Air Force Early Warning Academy, Wuhan 430019 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22407979
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CRYSTALS; FREQUENCY RANGE; INCIDENCE ANGLE; LANGMUIR FREQUENCY; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; PHASE SHIFT; PHOTONS; PLASMA; POLARIZATION; REFLECTION; TRANSFER MATRIX METHOD