Bloch mode scattering matrix methods for modeling extended photonic crystal structures. I. Theory

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Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, 2004, 70 (5), pp. 13 - ?
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2004-01-01
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We present a rigorous Bloch mode scattering matrix method for modeling two-dimensional photonic crystal structures and discuss the formal properties of the formulation. Reciprocity and energy conservation considerations lead to modal orthogonality relations and normalization, both of which are required for mode calculations in inhomogeneous media. Relations are derived for studying the propagation of Bloch modes through photonic crystal structures, and for the reflection and transmission of these modes at interfaces with other photonic crystal structures. © 2004 The American Physical Society.
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