Simulation Studies on Semiconductor Photonic Crystal Using Photonic Bandgap Analysis: A Realization of Optical Mirror
C. Nayak1, P. Sarkar2, G. Palai3, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 150
Last Page: 155
Publisher Id: TOEEJ-10-150
Article History:Received Date: 21/07/2016
Revision Received Date: 26/08/2016
Acceptance Date: 26/08/2016
Electronic publication date: 30/11/2016
Collection year: 2016
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In this research, we attempt to envisage the mirror application using semiconductor photonic crystal with the help of photonic bandgap analysis. The photonic bandgap of photonic crystal structure is simulated using plane wave expansion method, where photonic crystal is realized by 2D triangular photonic crystal structure with gallium arsenide as background material having periodic air holes. Simulation result revealed that both lattice spacing of crystal structure and radius of air holes play vital role in realizing optical mirror. It is observed that photonic band gap of the above structure is found, if radius of air hole varies from 16 nm to 50 nm for lattice constant of 100 nm . It is also seen that photonic band gap is found if lattice spacing varies from 200 nm to 650 nm for radius of air hole of 100 nm.