Bloch mode scattering matrix methods for modeling extended photonic crystal structures. II. Applications

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Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 2004, 70 (5), pp. 10 - ?
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The Bloch mode scattering matrix method is applied to several photonic crystal waveguide structures and devices, including waveguide dislocations, a Fabry-Pérot resonator, a folded directional coupler, and a Y-junction design. The method is an efficient tool for calculating the properties of extended photonic crystal (PC) devices, in particular when the device consists of a small number of distinct photonic crystal structures, or for long propagation lengths through uniform PC waveguides. The physical insight provided by the method is used to derive simple, semianalytic models that allow fast and efficient calculations of complex photonic crystal structures. We discuss the situations in which such simplifications can be made and provide examples. © 2004 The American Physical Society.
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