Wave properties of an annular periodic multilayer structure containing the single-negative materials

Mei Soong Chen, Chien Jang Wu, Tzong Jer Yang

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The optical properties of an annular periodic multilayer structure containing two kinds of single-negative materials are theoretically investigated based on the transfer matrix method of the cylindrical waves. At the azimuthal mode number m ≥ 1 and near the magnetic plasma frequency and the electronic plasma frequency for the TE wave and TM wave, respectively, we find that there is an additional high-reflectance band and some reflection dips exist when the plasma frequency is located in the photonic band gap. These two special features arising from the higher order azimuthal mode of the cylindrical waves are not seen in the planar one-dimensional Bragg reflector consisting of the single-negative materials. Such filtering responses provide a feasible way of designing a narrowband resonator without physically introducing any defect layer in the structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3594-3600
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 21



  • Annular Bragg reflectors
  • Optical properties
  • Single-negative materials
  • Transfer matrix method

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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