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Modeling of photonic crystals and nanostructures
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a brief overview of the most common electromagnetic model used to analyze the properties and performance of photonic crystal structures, namely the plane wave method. This method is commonly used to determine the electromagnetic dispersion properties of a photonic crystal structure and thereby provides key insight into the nature of the band diagram, which ultimately reveals the presence of a band gap. Following the overview, we then apply this tool to estimate the effects of fabrication errors on the confinement properties of photonic crystal slab waveguides. As we show in this paper, fundamental issues related to a shift in the allowable states in a photonic crystal wave are show to be a source of significant propagation loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4999, Quantum Sensing: Evolution and Revolution from Past to Future, (1 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.485546
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis W. Prather, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Shouyuan Shi, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Janusz A. Murakowski, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Garrett J. Schneider, Univ. of Delaware (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4999:
Quantum Sensing: Evolution and Revolution from Past to Future
Manijeh Razeghi; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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