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Complex band structures and transmission spectra of two-dimensional photonic crystals
Author(s): Yang Qiu; Kok-Ming Leung
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Paper Abstract

The photonic band structure of 2D photonic crystals consisting of cylindrical dielectric rods on a square and on a triangular lattice is computed by a method which is commonly used in studying low-energy electron diffraction in conventional crystals. The matrices involved in the present method are substantially smaller than those required for the plane-wave method. Unlike the multiple-scattering method, a root searching procedure is not needed. In addition, with this method, the attenuation lengths for frequencies within the forbidden bands are computed automatically with the band structure calculation. Reflection and transmission characteristics of crystals of finite thicknesses are also computed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2117, Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems III, (1 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171683
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Yang Qiu, Polytechnic Univ. (United States)
Kok-Ming Leung, Polytechnic Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2117:
Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems III
Alvin D. Schnurr, Editor(s)

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