Two Types of Localized States in a Photonic Crystal Bounded by an Epsilon near Zero Nanocomposite

Bikbaev, Rashid G.; Vetrov, Stepan Ya.; Timofeev, Ivan V. Source: PHOTONICS, 5 (3):10.3390/photonics5030022 SEP 2018

The spectral properties of a one-dimensional photonic crystal bounded by a resonant absorbing nanocomposite layer with the near-zero permittivity have been studied. The problem of calculating the transmittance, reflectance, and absorptance spectra of such structures at the normal and oblique incidence of light has been solved. It is shown that, depending on the permittivity sign near zero, the nanocomposite is characterized by either metallic or dielectric properties. The possibility of simultaneous formation of the Tamm plasmon polariton at the photonic crystal/metallic nanocomposite interface and the localized state similar to the defect mode with the field intensity maximum inside the dielectric nanocomposite layer is demonstrated. Specific features of field localization at the Tamm plasmon polariton and defect mode frequencies are analyzed