Electromagnetic absorption in anisotropic photonic crystal of alumina cylinders

Autores UPV
Revista Metamaterials


We present a theoretical and experimental study of the effective permittivity of a photonic crystal (PC) made of parallel dielectric rods in the long-wavelength limit. Using the plane-wave expansion method we derive an analytical expression for the imaginary part of the dielectric tensor. Angular dependence of the dissipative part of permittivity turns out to be more complicated than that for the real part. In particular, it exhibits stronger anisotropy for a PC with rectangular unit cell. Theoretical and numerical results are compared to the experimental measurements of microwave reflection and transmission through a PC fabricated from low-loss alumina rods. A good agreement between the theory and experiment was obtained in the limit where the effective medium approximation is valid. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.