We present an exact method for modeling modes of general defects with infinite cladding. It handles the pathological case of highly extended modes and establishes the fundamental mode of a conventional PCF has no cutoff.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
L. C. Botten, K. B. Dossou, A. A. Asatryan, S. Wilcox, R. C. McPhedran, and C. M. de Sterke, "Exact Modeling of Generalised Defect Modes in Photonic Crystals," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JWA8.
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