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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1472–1474

Approximate analysis and design of rectangular-lattice photonic crystals

Sina Khorasani and Ali Adibi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 16, pp. 1472-1474 (2003)

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We present a theoretical analysis of wave propagation in rectangular- and square-lattice photonic crystals by approximating the arbitrary refractive-index function with a staircase profile. This profile has a number of tunable parameters that allow one to fit the band structures of the staircase and the desired structure over a large frequency range. The staircase profile is such that its corresponding two-dimensional wave equation decomposes into two one-dimensional equations by means of a constant decoupling parameter. We show that basic features of the band structure and Bloch waves in photonic crystals can be analyzed theoretically through this simple approximation.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

Sina Khorasani and Ali Adibi, "Approximate analysis and design of rectangular-lattice photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 28, 1472-1474 (2003)

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