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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Jan. 29, 2001
  • pp: 167–172

Photonic band structure computations

Daniel Hermann, Meikel Frank, Kurt Busch, and Peter Wölfle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 167-172 (2001)

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We introduce a novel algorithm for band structure computations based on multigrid methods. In addition, we demonstrate how the results of these band structure calculations may be used to compute group velocities and effective photon masses. The results are of direct relevance to studies of pulse propagation in such materials.

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

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Focus Issue: Photonic bandgap calculations

Original Manuscript: November 13, 2000
Published: January 29, 2001

Daniel Hermann, Meikel Frank, Kurt Busch, and Peter Wolfle, "Photonic band structure computations," Opt. Express 8, 167-172 (2001)

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