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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1741–1746

Photonic band gap analysis using finite-difference frequency-domain method

Shangping Guo, Feng Wu, Sacharia Albin, and Robert S. Rogowski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1741-1746 (2004)

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A finite-difference frequency-domain (FDFD) method is applied for photonic band gap calculations. The Maxwell’s equations under generalized coordinates are solved for both orthogonal and non-orthogonal lattice geometries. Complete and accurate band gap information is obtained by using this FDFD approach. Numerical results for 2D TE/TM modes in square and triangular lattices are in excellent agreements with results from plane wave method (PWM). The accuracy, convergence and computation time of this method are also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 22, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Shangping Guo, Feng Wu, Sacharia Albin, and Robert Rogowski, "Photonic band gap analysis using finite-difference frequency-domain method," Opt. Express 12, 1741-1746 (2004)

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