Abstract

A three-dimensional photonic band structure was calculated numerically for a self-assembled face-centered cubic (FCC) lattice of hollow spheres either formed in air or embedded in a high-refractive-index dielectric medium. For the latter case, the bandgap and midgap frequency can be controlled precisely when the shell thickness, the shell radius, and the ratio of dielectric constants are changed between the shell and the interstitial medium. Eventually, we demonstrate that a FCC lattice of hollow spheres with a suitable shell thickness in a dielectric medium can be engineered to have a bandgap-to-midgap ratio as high as 4.5% and a bandgap 31% higher than for an identical structure of homogeneous spheres.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Mie resonances of dielectric spheres in face-centered cubic photonic crystals

Cédric Vandenbem and Jean Pol Vigneron
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22(6) 1042-1047 (2005)

Photonic bandgap optimization in inverted fcc photonic crystals

Marcel Doosje, Bernhard J. Hoenders, and Jasper Knoester
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17(4) 600-606 (2000)

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 (7)

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 (1)

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