Photonic crystal heterostructure engineering in an envelope picture

Emanuel Istrate*, Edward H. Sargent

*Corresponding author for this work

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A transfer matrix method (TMM) that can be combined with the envelope approximation to simulate heterostructures of significant complexity in a very efficient manner is presented. For demonstration purposes, the use of this method to compute reflectance and transmittance spectra for arbitrary structures, and its application to the case of a photonic crystal superlattice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)768-769
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE/LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings: 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Nov 10 2002Nov 14 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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