Photonic band structure for a superconductor-dielectric superlattice

Chien Jang Wu*, Mei Soong Chen, Tzong Jer Yang

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The photonic band structure in the transversal electric mode for a one-dimensional superconductor-dielectric superlattice is theoretically calculated. By using the Abeles theory for a stratified medium, we first calculate the transmittance spectrum from which all the possible bands can be directly seen. Then we calculate the real photonic band structure based on the transcendental equation derived from the transfer matrix method and Bloch theorem. The band structure is shown to be strongly consistent with the transmittance spectrum. We finally study the three lowest band gaps as a function of penetration of superconductor, permittivity of dielectric, and angle of incidence, respectively. The optical properties in a superconductor- dielectric superlattice thus are well disclosed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-139
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Band structure
  • Photonic crystal
  • Superconducting film
  • Superlattice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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