Variational Effective Index Method for 3D Vectorial Scattering Problems in Photonics: TE Polarization

Alyona Ivanova, Remco Stoffer, L.J. Kauppinen, Manfred Hammer

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    In order to reduce the computational effort we develop a method for 3D-to-2D dimensionality reduction of scattering problems in photonics. Contrary to the `standard' Effective Index Method the effective parameters of the reduced problem are always rigorously defined using the variational technique, based on the vectorial 3D Maxwell equations. Results for a photonic crystal slab waveguide show that this approach predicts the location of the bandgap and other spectral features much more precisely than any `standard' EIM approximation.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationPIERS 2009 Moscow Proceedings
    PublisherThe Electromagnetics Academy
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-934142-10-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event26th Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2009 - Moscow, Russian Federation
    Duration: 18 Aug 200921 Aug 2009
    Conference number: 26

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    PublisherThe Electromagnetics Academy


    Conference26th Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2009
    Abbreviated titlePIERS 2009
    Country/TerritoryRussian Federation


    • METIS-264021
    • EWI-16053
    • IR-67593

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