Photonic band gaps in 3D ordered fee silica matrices

V. N. Astratov, Yu A. Vlasov, O. Z. Karimov, A. A. Kaplyanskii, Yu G. Musikhin, N. A. Bert, V. N. Bogomolov, A. V. Prokofiev

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The photonic band structure of 3D ordered silica matrices was studied by optical transmission measurements. A decrease of the light attenuation length within the forbidden gap was observed after filling of the opal pores with CdS microcrystals. The parameters of a photonic lattice required for a depletion of the photonic density of states were estimated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-353
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 11 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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