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Analytical modeling of a semi-infinite photonic crystal's excitation by plane electromagnetic wave
Author(s): Pavel A. Belov; Constantin R. Simovski
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an analytical theory describing excitation of a semi-infinite electromagnetic crystal by plane electromagnetic wave. A three-dimensional crystal with orthorhombic elementary cell, formed by scatterers which can be substituted by point dipoles with known polarizability and fixed orientation is considered. The closed-form analytical formulae for the amplitudes of excited modes and Floquet harmonics of scattered field for the semi-infinite electromagnetic crystal are derived in terms of the infinite crystal eigenmodes wavevectors. Generalized Ewald-Oseen extinction principle for electromagnetic crystals under consideration has been formulated. It is extended for electromagnetic crystals of general kind characterized by three-periodical dielectric permittivity distribution.

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Date Published: 2 August 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5508, Complex Mediums V: Light and Complexity, (2 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560531
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Pavel A. Belov, St. Petersburg State Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
Constantin R. Simovski, St. Petersburg State Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5508:
Complex Mediums V: Light and Complexity
Martin W. McCall; Graeme Dewar, Editor(s)

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