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Title: Electromagnetic resonant modes of dielectric sphere bilayers

Sphere bilayers have been proposed as promising structures for electromagnetic management in photonic crystal devices. These arrangements are made of two intertwined subsets of spheres of different size and refractive index, one subset filling the interstitial sites of the other. We present a systematic study of the electromagnetic resonant modes of the bilayers, in comparison with those of the constituent subsets of spheres. Three samples were built with glass and Teflon spheres and their transmission spectra measured in the microwave range (10–25 GHz). Simulations with finite integration time-domain method are in good agreement with experiments. Results show that the bilayer presents the same resonances as one of the subsets but modified by the presence of the other in its resonant frequencies and in the electric field distributions. As this distortion is not very large, the number of resonances in a selected spectral region is determined by the dominant subset. The degree of freedom that offers the bilayer could be useful to fine tune the resonances of the structure for different applications. A map of modes useful to guide this design is also presented. Scale invariance of Maxwell equations allows the translation of these results in the microwave range to the visiblemore » region; hence, some possible applications are discussed in this framework.« less
Authors:
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  1. Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica, Universidad Pública de Navarra, 31006, Pamplona, Navarra (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410255
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 20; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CRYSTALS; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; GHZ RANGE; GLASS; LAYERS; MAXWELL EQUATIONS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; REFRACTIVE INDEX; RESONANCE; SCALE INVARIANCE; TEFLON