## Differential Method Applied for Photonic Crystals

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 27, pp. 4926-4932 (2000)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.004926

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### Abstract

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.

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**OCIS Codes**

(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction

(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory

**Citation**

Evgeny Popov and Bozhan Bozhkov, "Differential Method Applied for Photonic Crystals," Appl. Opt. **39**, 4926-4932 (2000)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-27-4926

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