Enhanced diffraction pattern from a Fibonacci chain

Jian Xu, Alfred Hübler

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We study the diffraction patterns of a one-dimensional Fibonacci chain from quasiperiodic pulse trains. We find a single prominent peak when the dynamics of the incident wave matches the arrangement of the scatterers, that is, when the pulse train and the scatterers are in resonance. The maximum diffraction angle and the resonant pulse train determine the positions of the scatterers. These results may provide a methodology for the quality control of Fibonacci multilayers, and may have further impact when extended to higher dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number184202
Pages (from-to)1842021-1842024
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number18
StatePublished - May 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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