Metal-dielectric photonic crystal superlattice: 1D and 2D models and empty lattice approximation

G. Kichin*, T. Weiss, H. Gao, J. Henzie, T. W. Odom, S. G. Tikhodeev, H. Giessen

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Periodic nanostructures are one of the main building blocks in modern nanooptics. They are used for constructing photonic crystals and metamaterials and provide optical properties that can be changed by adjusting the geometrical parameters of the structures. In this paper the optical properties of a photonic crystal slab with a 2D superlattice are discussed. The structure consists of a gold layer with a finite periodic pattern of air holes that is itself repeated periodically with a larger superperiod. We propose simplified 1D and 2D models to understand the physical nature of Woods anomalies in the optical spectra of the investigated structure. The latter are attributed to the Rayleigh anomalies, surface plasmon Bragg resonances and the hole-localized plasmons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4037-4042
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 15 2012


  • Optics
  • Photonic crystals
  • Superlattice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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