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A parallel computational FDTD approach to the analysis of the light scattering from an opal photonic crystal
Author(s): A. Vaccari; A. Cala' Lesina; L. Cristoforetti; A. Chiappini; F. Prudenzano; A. Bozzoli; M. Ferrari
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the parallel computational approach for the analysis of the multiple scattering of light from a three dimensional ensemble of many spherical particles having an ordered face-centered cubic lattice structure. The solution is obtained by numerically solving the Maxwell's equations using the FDTD (Finite Difference Time Domain) method with an impinging electromagnetic plane. The aim is to simulate the reflectance and transmittance of the system in the 300÷700 nm wavelength range, calculating also the angular power distribution of the scattered light. This study is suitable for the optical characterization of opal photonic crystals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8781, Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations, 87810P (7 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.1518443
Show Author Affiliations
A. Vaccari, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
A. Cala' Lesina, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
L. Cristoforetti, Provincia Autonoma di Trento (Italy)
A. Chiappini, CSMFO Lab., Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology, IFN-CNR (Italy)
F. Prudenzano, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
A. Bozzoli, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
M. Ferrari, CSMFO Lab., Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology, IFN-CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8781:
Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations
Pavel Cheben; Jiří Čtyroký; Iñigo Molina-Fernandez, Editor(s)

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