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Photonic band-structure effects in the reflectivity of periodically patterned waveguides

Astratov, V.N., Whittaker, D.M., Culshaw, I.S., Stevenson, R.M., Skolnick, M.S., Krauss, T.F. and De La Rue, R.M. (1999) Photonic band-structure effects in the reflectivity of periodically patterned waveguides. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 60 (24). R16255-R16258. ISSN 1098-0121


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We report sharp resonant features in the reflectivity spectra of semiconductor waveguides patterned with periodic lattices of deep holes. The resonances arise from coupling of incident light to the photonic bands of the lattice. By varying the reflection geometry, large parts of the photonic band structure are determined. A scattering matrix treatment is used to obtain theoretical spectra which agree well with experiment. The waveguide is shown to have an important influence on the band structure, including marked polarization mixing and significant energy up-shifts.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 1999 The American Physical Society. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher’s self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Physics and Astronomy (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Assistant
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 02:36
Published Version: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v60/pR16255
Status: Published
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevB.60.R16255
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1469

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