A compact theoretical description of the effects of dissipation on the propagation of light waves through a multilayer periodic mirror built from resonant absorbing atoms is presented. Depending on the lattice periodicity, ultranarrow photonic gaps, weak polaritonic gaps, as well as rather atypical gap structures may be observed. Because of the atom's absorption line shape Bloch gap modes may acquire quite a cumbersome structure which is thoroughly studied here or which may even disappear when dissipation becomes sufficiently strong. The same approach well applies also to resonantly absorbing photonic crystals based on excitonic resonances.
|Titolo:||Resonantly absorbing one-dimensional photonic crystals|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.72.046604|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|