Investigation of photonic band gap in a semiconductor-organic photonic crystal in ultraviolet region

Chien Jang Wu, Huan Chuen Lin

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We give a theoretical analysis of the photonic band gap in a one-dimensional semiconductor-organic photonic crystal containing a period of AlN/3-octylthiophenes (P3OT) bilayer. The band gap is investigated based on the reflectance calculated by using the transfer matrix method. It is shown that, in the ultraviolet region, there is a photonic band gap which is strongly dependent on the loss and the incident angle for the transverse electric and transverse magnetic waves. Additionally, we find the photonic band gap can be significantly widened in a ternary semiconductor-metal-organic one. The effect of distinct metal on the band gap is also illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-342
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 1



  • UV region
  • metal layer
  • photonic band structure
  • transfer matrix method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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