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Omnidirectional Reflection Extension in a One-Dimensional Superconducting-Dielectric Binary Graded Photonic Crystal with Graded Geometric Layers Thicknesses

By Zhaohong Wang, Chen Guo, and Wei Jiang
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 42, 13-22, 2013


The Omnidirectional reflection characteristics of one-dimensional (1D) superconducting-dielectric binary graded photonic crystals (PhCs) are studied by using transfer matrix method. The influences of thickness changing rate, numbers of periods, incident angles are analyzed. And the omnidirectional photonic band gaps are extended markedly in the 1D thickness-graded superconducting-dielectric PhC.


Zhaohong Wang, Chen Guo, and Wei Jiang, "Omnidirectional Reflection Extension in a One-Dimensional Superconducting-Dielectric Binary Graded Photonic Crystal with Graded Geometric Layers Thicknesses," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 42, 13-22, 2013.


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