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Accession Number ADA570980
Title Practical Photonic Bandgap Calculations using MPB.
Publication Date Feb 2013
Media Count 32p
Personal Author D. V. Nance
Abstract This report presents a series of calculations made by using the MIT Photonic Bands computer program to resolve the band structures or dispersion relations associated with a series of 2D and 3D photonic crystal lattices. We emphasis the development of techniques for drafting code input to allow the solution of more complicated crystal lattices that may not be easily described with normal code syntax. Due attention is paid to the minimal surface representation of photonic crystals and how it relates to code expressions drafted using intrinsic code syntax. A validation problem is also solved; the results are compared with archival data for this face-centered cubic crystal.
Keywords Band gaps
Band theory of solids
Computer programs
Crystal lattices
Dispersion relations
Electromagnetic wave propagation
Maxwells equations
Photonic crystals
Three dimensional
Two dimensional

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 46D - Solid State Physics
46 - Physics
Corporate Author Air Force Research Lab., Eglin AFB, FL. Munitions Directorate.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Interim rept. 1 Jun30 Sep 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number N/A

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