International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2570

Full Length Research Paper

Omnidirectional High Reflectors using 1-D Photonic Crystals

Pandey J. P.
  • Pandey J. P.
  • Department of Physics, Maharani Lal Kunwari P.G. College (M L K P G), Balrampur (UP) - 271201, India.
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  •  Received: 08 April 2017
  •  Accepted: 20 June 2017
  •  Published: 30 June 2017


Much interest has been paid to omnidirectional dielectric mirrors based on the 1-D dielectric multilayers because these are better than metal mirrors owing to their low optical loss, high reflectivity and high mechanical robustness. In these applications, the required position and width of the reflection band can be obtained by adjusting the layer thickness and refractive indices of the constituent materials. Here, the omnidirectional reflection characteristics of a 1-D PC formed by TiO2/SiO2 multi-quantum wells (MQW) are investigated in the visible region. It is demonstrated that the omnidirectional high reflector, formed by the proper line-up of four TiO2/SiO2 MQWs, covers the visible band approximately when the number of periodic layers of each quantum well reaches 12. This study can provide guidance in the design of an omnidirectional high reflector in the visible band.


Key words: Omnidirectional reflector, photonic crystals, multi-quantum wells.