The classic differential method is applied for modeling the diffraction of light from two-dimensional photonic crystals that consist of dielectric cylindrical objects. Special attention is paid to mutual interpenetration of consecutive layers. Two algorithms for dealing with a stack of repetitive layers are discussed, namely, the eigenvalue technique and the S-matrix algorithm. Their advantages and limitations are analyzed, and times required for their implementation are compared.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2000
Published: September 20, 2000
Evgeny Popov and Bozhan Bozhkov, "Differential method applied for photonic crystals," Appl. Opt. 39, 4926-4932 (2000)