Photonic Band Structure of Dispersive Metamaterials Formulated as a Hermitian Eigenvalue Problem

Type
Article

Authors
Raman, Aaswath
Fan, Shanhui

Date
2010-02-26

Abstract
We formulate the photonic band structure calculation of any lossless dispersive photonic crystal and optical metamaterial as a Hermitian eigenvalue problem. We further show that the eigenmodes of such lossless systems provide an orthonormal basis, which can be used to rigorously describe the behavior of lossy dispersive systems in general. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

Citation
Raman A, Fan S (2010) Photonic Band Structure of Dispersive Metamaterials Formulated as a Hermitian Eigenvalue Problem. Physical Review Letters 104. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.087401.

Acknowledgements
This work was supported by the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP) ( Grant No. KUSC1-015-21), made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and by DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-07ER46426.

Publisher
American Physical Society (APS)

Journal
Physical Review Letters

DOI
10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.087401

PubMed ID
20366963

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