Parametric Simulations of Slanted 1D Photonic Crystal Sensors

Aaron Breuer-Weil, Naif Nasser Almasoud, Badaruddin Abbasi, Ali K. Yetisen, Seok Hyun Yun, Haider Butt

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Photonic crystals and band gap materials act as manipulators of light and have a plethora of applications. They are made up of stacks of alternating dielectric constants. This article shows the simulations of an inclined, one dimensional and tuneble photonic crystal, using numerical finite element methods. The photonic crystal was made up of silver nanoparticles embedded in a hydrogel matrix and it has the ability to change and recover its periodicity. A series of factors concerning the geometry of the lattice were tested in order to analyze the efficiency, performance and optimize the properties of the optical sensor. These factors range from the size of the nanoparticles and their density within the stacks, to observing the effect of diffraction angle in readouts.

Original languageBritish English
Article number157
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2016


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