Scattering of light by photonic crystals

B.J. Hoenders, M. Doosje, J. Knoester

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Abstract

A new method is developed to calculate the scattering of light at the surface of a photonic crystal. The problem is solved in terms of virtual surface-current distributions and the calculation takes full advantage of the infinite-space plane-wave expansion method for obtaining the photonic band structure. Working with surface currents makes the calculations less time-consuming by means of reduction of the dimensionality in the problem. The method is applied to a semi-infinite dielectric continuum and for semi-infinite two-dimensional photonic crystals of small and large dielectric contrast.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-146
Number of pages14
JournalActa Physica Polonica A
Volume101
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventInternational Conference on From Quantum Optics to Photonics - , Poland
Duration: 28-Jun-20013-Jul-2001

Keywords

  • BAND-GAP CRYSTALS
  • PERIODIC DIELECTRIC STRUCTURES
  • SPONTANEOUS EMISSION
  • WAVE-GUIDES
  • TRANSMISSION
  • PROPAGATION
  • SYSTEMS

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