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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1334–1341

Band structure of absorptive two-dimensional photonic crystals

Han van der Lem, Adriaan Tip, and Alexander Moroz  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 1334-1341 (2003)

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The band structure for an absorptive two-dimensional photonic crystal made from cylinders consisting of a Drude material is calculated. Absorption causes the spectrum to become complex and form islands in the negative complex half-plane. The boundaries of these islands are not always formed by the eigenvalues calculated for Bloch vectors on the characteristic path, and we find a hole in the spectrum. For realistic parameter values, the real part of the spectrum is hardly influenced by absorption, typically less than 0.25%. The employed method uses a Korringa–Kohn–Rostoker procedure together with analytical continuation. This results in an efficient approach that allows these band-structure calculations to be done on a Pentium III personal computer.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

Han van der Lem, Adriaan Tip, and Alexander Moroz, "Band structure of absorptive two-dimensional photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1334-1341 (2003)

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