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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2003
  • pp: 1590–1595

All-frequency effective medium theory of a photonic crystal

Geesche Boedecker and Carsten Henkel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 13, pp. 1590-1595 (2003)

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We consider light propagation in a finite photonic crystal. The transmission and reflection from a one-dimensional system are described in an effective medium theory, which reproduces exactly the results of transfer matrix calculations.We derive simple formulas for the reflection from a semi-infinite crystal, the local density of states in absorbing crystals, and discuss defect modes and negative refraction.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 28, 2003
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2003
Published: June 30, 2003

Geesche Boedecker and Carsten Henkel, "All-frequency effective medium theory of a photonic crystal," Opt. Express 11, 1590-1595 (2003)

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