Using binary and sinusoidal photonic crystals as examples, it is shown how to construct two independent Floquet–Bloch waves for TM-polarized light in a lossless one-dimensional periodic structure. Particular attention is given to those special situations where either one Bloch wave and a hybrid Floquet mode develop inside the structure (instead of two Bloch waves) or both developed Bloch waves become periodic functions.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Diffraction and Gratings
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2012
Published: November 6, 2012
G. V. Morozov and D. W. L. Sprung, "Transverse-magnetic-polarized Floquet–Bloch waves in one-dimensional photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3231-3239 (2012)