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1993

Optics

Western Michigan University

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Size Imperfections In One-Dimensional Periodic Optical Arrays, Yan Zhong Aug 1993

Size Imperfections In One-Dimensional Periodic Optical Arrays, Yan Zhong

Master's Theses

The concepts of band theory for electrons can also be employed to describe the behavior of electromagnetic waves propagating in periodic dielectric structures. These periodic structures can produce photonic band gaps in which the propagation of electromagnetic waves is strictly prohibited. The introduction of impurities in such system gives rise to donor and acceptor gap modes in electron system and to energy gap modes in photonic system.

In my thesis, the impurity modes in one-dimensional, periodic, dielectric system will be studied. These modes are introduced in the 1-d dielectric structure by altering the thickness of one slab in an otherwise ...