Optimal design of a two-dimensional photonic crystal with a square lattice of air holes in GaAs is considered. It is shown how a maximum complete two-dimensional band gap is obtained by optimally connecting the dielectric rods with veins. The complete two-dimensional bandgap of our optimal design reaches Δω=0.0762(2πc/a) (a is the lattice constant).
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(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
Min Qiu and Sailing He, "Optimal design of a two-dimensional photonic crystal of square lattice with a large complete two-dimensional bandgap," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1027-1030 (2000)