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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2438–2442

Multipole Dirichlet-to-Neumann map method for photonic crystals with complex unit cells

Shaojie Li and Ya Yan Lu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 2438-2442 (2007)

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The periodicity of photonic crystals can be utilized to develop efficient numerical methods for analyzing light waves propagating in these structures. The Dirichlet-to-Neumann (DtN) operator of a unit cell maps the wave field on the boundary of the unit cell to its normal derivative, and it can be used to reduce the computation to the edges of the unit cells. For two-dimensional photonic crystals with complex unit cells, each containing a number of possibly different circular cylinders, we develop an efficient multipole method for constructing the DtN maps. The DtN maps are used to calculate the transmission and reflection spectra for finite photonic crystals with complex unit cells.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2007
Published: July 11, 2007

Shaojie Li and Ya Yan Lu, "Multipole Dirichlet-to-Neumann map method for photonic crystals with complex unit cells," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 2438-2442 (2007)

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