Investigation of one-way absorption properties in an asymmetric photonic crystal containing a semiconductor defect

Tzu Chyang King, Zih Hao Huang, Chien Hsun Hung, Chien Jang Wu

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We theoretically study the one-way absorption in two 1D defective asymmetric photonic crystals, air∕DBN ABDM ∕air and air∕DBN ABDM ADBN ABDM ∕air, where A and B are dielectrics, D is the semiconductor, n-InSb, and N, M are stack numbers with N ≠ M . It is revealed that their absorption spectra exhibit one-way properties. We also find that the number of one-way absorption peaks depends on the symmetry and number of defect layers, which are similar to the defect modes in the transmittance spectra of the usual symmetry photonic crystals. Additionally, effects of the incident angles for both TE and TM waves on the one-way feature are also presented. At a large incident angle, the TE wave is almost reflected, whereas the TM wave can have a partial absorption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3115-3118
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 20


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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