Finite-Difference Time-Domain Modelling of Photonic Crystal Structures

R.M. de Ridder, Remco Stoffer

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    Abstract

    The usual, highly efficient, modelling tools for planar optical devices are generally not suitable for modelling photonic crystal structures. For example, the beam propagation method fails when applied to these strongly scattering structures since presumptions are made on the propagation direction of the waves. The finite-difference time-domain method (FDTD), however, as a direct discretisation of Maxwell's equations, does not suffer from such restrictive assumptions. It is shown that the evolution of the electromagnetic field in both time and space-as calculated using FDTD-can be of considerable help in understanding the physics of photonic crystal structures
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationICTON 2001, 3rd int. conf. on transparent optical networks
    Place of PublicationKrakow, Poland
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages22-25
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-7096-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2001
    Event3rd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2001 - Krakow, Poland
    Duration: 18 Jun 200121 Jun 2001
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE
    Number01EX488

    Conference

    Conference3rd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2001
    Abbreviated titleICTON
    CountryPoland
    CityKrakow
    Period18/06/0121/06/01

    Keywords

    • IR-43087
    • METIS-205851

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