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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2000
  • pp: 4926–4932

Differential method applied for photonic crystals

Evgeny Popov and Bozhan Bozhkov  »View Author Affiliations

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

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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

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)

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