Modeling photonic crystal interfaces and stacks: Impedance-based approaches

Publication Type:
Journal Article
Advances in Optics and Photonics, 2013, 5 (4), pp. 385 - 455
Issue Date:
Filename Description Size
Thumbnail2013004142OK.pdfPublished Version2.77 MB
Adobe PDF
Full metadata record
In many research areas, the reflective properties of a bulk medium are characterized by its impedance or an impedance-like quantity. Such a quantity is essential for the efficient design of stacked structures such as antireflection coatings and thin-film filters. For 2D photonic crystals and metamaterials, the literature contains multiple definitions of impedance, not all of which are consistent. We review these proposed definitions, evaluate their regions of applicability, and numerically test their accuracy in a variety of salient photonic crystal examples. © 2013 Optical Society of America.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: