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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 13 — Jun. 25, 2007
  • pp: 7913–7921

Surface waves and volume waves in a photonic crystal slab

Raybeam Hwang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 13, pp. 7913-7921 (2007)

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The volume and surface waves supported by a 2D PC slab with termination condition are systematically studied using the rigorous mode-matching method incorporating the Floquet’s solutions. It is interesting to observe that the surface waves are caused by the perturbation of the PC-slab modes from the imposed termination condition, enabling the transition from volume wave to surface wave. The perturbed dispersion curves and electric field strength distribution over the structure are drawn together with the unperturbed ones (without termination condition) to identify the type of bound waves.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: March 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2007
Published: June 11, 2007

Raybeam Hwang, "Surface waves and volume waves in a photonic crystal slab," Opt. Express 15, 7913-7921 (2007)

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