Extension of coupled mode analysis to infinite photonic superlattices

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

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Coupled-mode theory (CMT) is extended to the case of infinite 2-D photonic arrays, made of periodically repeated identical groups of different waveguides (supercells). Born-Karman boundary conditions, applied to the CMT equations for this system, are used to compute the photonic band structure. This method was found to be more efficient and much less resource-consuming than the existing approaches, for the analysis of finite large-sized arrays.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)826-833
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2008


  • Band structure
  • Bloch function
  • Coupled-mode theory
  • Photonic crystals
  • Supercell
  • Superlattice


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