Defects and Photonic Wells in One-Dimensional Photonic Lattices

Hiroshi Miyazaki, Yoji Jimba, Chong Yeal Kim, Takeshi Watanabe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)


The concept of local photonic lattice (PL) is introduced in 1D photonic lattices (PL's) to interpret the defects as donor-like or acceptor-like within any band gap of the host PL. Based on the concept of the local PL, an analysis is presented on the tunability of a movable defect which would be used as a tunable frequency filter. By further extending the local PL, we introduce a 1D photonic well composed of the well-like 1D PL sandwiched by the barrier-like 1D PL's. Similarity is investigated between the 1D photonic wells and the semiconductor quantum wells (QW's). It is shown that the bound states are well described by the effective "mass" approximation in analogy to the QW's. These bound states appear as sharp peaks in the transmission spectrum of the finite size 1D photonic well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3842-3852
Number of pages11
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1


  • 1D photonic lattices
  • Band edge symmetry
  • Defects
  • Effective mass equation
  • Local photonic lattices
  • Multi-photonic lattices
  • Photonic barriers
  • Photonic wells
  • Tunable frequency filters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Defects and Photonic Wells in One-Dimensional Photonic Lattices'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this