Scattering of light in photonic crystals.

BJ Hoenders*, M Doosje, J Knoester

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Abstract

We report on the results of a new and exact scattering theory, which describes reflection and transmission of light at the surface of an arbitrarily, shaped photonic crystal by "equivalent surface current distributions", (strata).

The method is applied for the calculation of the transmission coefficients of an incoming plane wave by a number of slabs with different widths made of a photonic crystal material. These transmission coefficients show a double exponential behaviour as a function of the width. A generic model is presented leading to a qualitative interpretation of this result.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOPTICS FOR THE QUALITY OF LIFE, PTS 1 AND 2
EditorsGC Righini, A Consortini
Place of PublicationBELLINGHAM
PublisherSPIE - INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Pages749-749
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0-8194-4596-7
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event19th Congress of the International-Commission-for-Optics - , Italy
Duration: 25-Aug-200230-Aug-2002

Publication series

NamePROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE)
PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Volume4829
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

Other19th Congress of the International-Commission-for-Optics
CountryItaly
Period25/08/200230/08/2002

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