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Author Shvartsburg, Aleksandr B. ♦ Agranat, Mikhail B. ♦ Chefonov, O. V.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ♦ CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY ♦ ANALYTICAL SOLUTION ♦ DIELECTRIC MATERIALS ♦ MAXWELL EQUATIONS ♦ NANOSTRUCTURES ♦ REFLECTION ♦ REFRACTIVE INDEX ♦ SPECTRA ♦ THIN FILMS ♦ TRANSMISSION ♦ VISIBLE RADIATION ♦ DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS ♦ ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION ♦ EQUATIONS ♦ FILMS ♦ MATERIALS ♦ MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS ♦ OPTICAL PROPERTIES ♦ PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS ♦ PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ♦ RADIATIONS
Abstract The propagation of light through subwave photonic barriers formed by dielectric nanofilms with the refractive indices changing across the films according to the specified law n(z) is considered. Generalised Fresnel formulae depending on the gradient and profile curvature of the refractive index and describing reflection and transmission of such inhomogeneous films are found. For the specified material and thickness, the optical properties of such nanofilms can change from total transmission to total reflection by producing a technologically controlled profile n(z). The obtained results are based on exact analytic solutions of Maxwell's equations for new multiparametric models of inhomogeneous dielectric media. The possibility of producing new subwave dispersion elements, whose action is based on the dependence of the reflection and transmission spectra of gradient photonic barriers on their local dispersion determined by the shape and geometrical parameters of the profile n(z), is shown. The schemes are considered for producing such spectra in the visible and IR regions with the help of periodic nanostructures containing subwave photonic barriers with the normal and anomalous nonlocal dispersion. (nanostructures)
ISSN 10637818
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-10-31
Publisher Place United States
Journal Quantum Electronics
Volume Number 39
Issue Number 10


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