Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 42, Issue 8, pp 473–485 | Cite as

Light propagation in 1D photonic crystals with dissipation

  • G. V. Morozov
  • F. Placido


Light propagation in one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystals with dissipation (including metal layers) is studied analytically. The proper effective refractive indices and extinctions of dissipative layers in case of oblique incidence are introduced. Then, the formalism available for nondissipative photonic crystals is modified by replacing the conventional refractive indices with effective ones. Propagation in a bilayer dielectric-metallic crystal is computed as an example.


1D dissipative photonic crystals Bandgaps Bragg resonances Transfer matrix 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thin Film CentreUniversity of the West of ScotlandPaisleyScotland, UK
  2. 2.The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)St. AndrewsUK

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