A near-infrared (NIR) multichannel filter based on the use of a finite 1-D semiconductor metamaterial (MTM) photonic crystal (PC) is proposed. We consider a PC air/(AB)N/air, where N is the stack number, A is a dielectric layer, and B is a semiconductor MTM made of Al-doped ZnO (AZO) and ZnO. Resonant transmission peaks can be found in the frequency region where the permittivity of AZO/ZnO is negative. It is found that the channel number is equal to N-1 for a given N and that resonant channels are located in a passband of the photonic band structure. Additionally, the channel positions are tunable, i.e., they can be tuned by the thicknesses of A and B, the filling factor of AZO, and the incidence angle as well. The design of NIR tunable multichannel filter is of technical use for semiconductor optoelectronics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering