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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 860–862

Hybrid transfer-matrix FDTD method for layered periodic structures

Alexei Deinega, Sergei Belousov, and Ilya Valuev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 860-862 (2009)

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A hybrid transfer-matrix finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method is proposed for modeling the optical properties of finite-width planar periodic structures. This method can also be applied for calculation of the photonic bands in infinite photonic crystals. We describe the procedure of evaluating the transfer-matrix elements by a special numerical FDTD simulation. The accuracy of the new method is tested by comparing computed transmission spectra of a 32-layered photonic crystal composed of spherical or ellipsoidal scatterers with the results of direct FDTD and layer-multiple-scattering calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

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Original Manuscript: December 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2009
Published: March 13, 2009

Alexei Deinega, Sergei Belousov, and Ilya Valuev, "Hybrid transfer-matrix FDTD method for layered periodic structures," Opt. Lett. 34, 860-862 (2009)

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