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|Title:||Asymmetric band diagrams in photonic crystals with a spontaneous nonreciprocal response|
|Authors:||Prudêncio, F. R.|
Matos, S. A.
Paiva, C. R.
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|Abstract:||We study the propagation of electromagnetic waves in layered photonic crystals formed by materials with a spontaneous nonreciprocal response, such as Tellegen (axion) media or topological insulators. Surprisingly, it is proven that stratified Tellegen photonic crystals that break simultaneously the space inversion and time-reversal symmetries have always symmetric dispersion diagrams. Interestingly, we show that by combining chiral and nonreciprocal materials the photonic band diagrams can exhibit a spectral asymmetry such that omega(k) not equal omega(-k). Furthermore, it is demonstrated that in some conditions two juxtaposed Tellegen medium layers have an electromagnetic response analogous to that of a biased ferrite slab.|
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