Omnidirectional reflection from Fibonacci quasi-periodic one-dimensional photonic crystal

D. Lusk, I. Abdulhalim, F. Placido

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It is shown that omnidirectional reflection (ODR) is possible from quasi-periodic isotropic dielectric stacks following a Fibonacci sequence (FS). The transition from truly periodic to fully quasi-periodic structure is investigated by building periodic structures having unit cells made of FS of order j. The number of periods required to achieve ODR decreases as j increases until only a single period is required at which the structure is fully quasi-periodic. As compared to the periodic case, for the quasi-periodic structure the spectral range is wider, the thickness of the single layers is smaller and the tolerance on the layer thicknesses is smaller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-279
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Fibonacci series
  • Multilayers
  • Omnidirectional reflection
  • Photonic crystals
  • Quasi-periodic structures
  • Thin film optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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