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Journal of Materials
Volume 2016, Article ID 9471312, 7 pages
Research Article

Enhancement of Light Localization in Hybrid Thue-Morse/Periodic Photonic Crystals

1Photovoltaic and Semiconductor Materials Laboratory, El-Manar University-ENIT, P.O. Box 37, Le Belvedere, 1002 Tunis, Tunisia
2College of Engineering, Industrial Engineering Department, Haïl University, Haïl 2440, Saudi Arabia

Received 26 April 2016; Accepted 25 July 2016

Academic Editor: Francois M. Peeters

Copyright © 2016 Rihab Asmi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The electric field intensity in one-dimensional (1D) quasiperiodic and hybrid photonics band-gap structures is studied in the present paper. The photonic structures are ordered according to Fibonacci, Thue-Morse, Cantor, Rudin-Shapiro, Period-Doubling, Paper-Folding, and Baum-Sweet sequences. The study shows that the electric field intensity is higher for the Thue-Morse multilayer systems. After that the Thue-Morse structure will be combined with a periodic structure to form a hybrid photonic structure. It is shown that this hybrid system is the best for a strong localization of light. The proposed structures have been modeled using the Transfer Matrix Method.