Light propagation in one-dimensional porous silicon complex systems

C.J. Oton, L. Dal Negro, Z. Gaburro, L. Pavesi, P.J. Johnson, Aart Lagendijk, D.S. Wiersma

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We discuss the optical properties of one-dimensional complex dielectric systems, in particular the time-resolved transmission through thick porous silicon quasiperiodic multi-layers. Both in numerical calculations and experiments we find dramatic distortion effects, i.e. pulse stretching and coherent beatings, when band-edge states are resonantly excited. Numerical simulations and experiments are in good agreement. We argue that porous silicon can be used conveniently for the fabrication of one-dimensional complex photonic structures.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)298-302
JournalPhysica Status Solidi A: Applied research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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