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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 40–49

Analysis of semi-infinite periodic structures using a domain reduction technique

Arya Fallahi and Christian Hafner  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 40-49 (2010)

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A new boundary condition is introduced to calculate the effective impedance matrix of semi-infinite periodic structures such as photonic crystals and metamaterials, which leads to a reduction of the solution space. The obtained effective impedance matrix allows one to relate a matrix to a PC, which includes all of its properties in terms of reflection from its interface. For one-dimensional photonic crystals or multilayer films, it is shown that a closed-form equation can be found for the effective impedance. For two-dimensional photonic crystals the impedance is obtained using the scattering matrices by solving a unilateral quadratic matrix equation. Several examples are outlined to validate the developed scheme. In the examples, the goal is mainly the computation of the reflection from a semi-infinite periodic structure when a plane wave illuminates its boundary.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: August 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2009
Published: December 7, 2009

Arya Fallahi and Christian Hafner, "Analysis of semi-infinite periodic structures using a domain reduction technique," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 40-49 (2010)

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