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MIT Photonic Bands

By Carlos Montalvo1, Minghao Qi2, Jing Ouyang2

1. University of Texas at El Paso 2. Purdue University

Sompute the band structures and electromagnetic modes of periodic dielectric structures.

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Version 1.0 - published on 24 Jul 2008

doi:10.4231/D31C1TF49 cite this

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This application computes the band structures and electromagnetic modes of periodic dielectric structures. The program uses fully-vectorial and three-dimensional frequency domain methods. It is designed for the study of photonic crystals. For a more detailed description, please visit:

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Steven G. Johnson and J. D. Joannopoulos, "Block-iterative frequency-domain methods for Maxwell's equations in a planewave basis (," Optics Express 8, no. 3, 173-190 (2001).

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  • Carlos Montalvo; Minghao Qi; Jing Ouyang (2008), "MIT Photonic Bands," (DOI: 10.4231/D31C1TF49).

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