Analysis of photonic crystals with defects using coupled-mode theory

Vladislav R. Shteeman, Inna Nusinsky, Eli Kapon, Amos A. Hardy

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A mathematical approach is presented that is based on coupled-mode theory (CMT); it is extended to infinite perfect photonic structures and combined with the supercell method for analysis of infinite photonic crystals with introduced point (0D) and linear (1D) defects. This approach shows a strong advantage over most existing techniques in regards to time and consumption of resources, and thus allows one to quickly analyze operational characteristics of different photonic devices [photonic crystal fibers (PCFs), phased arrays of VCSELs, etc.] over a wide range of physical parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1248-1255
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2009


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