Photonic Crystals: Numerical Predictions of Manufacturable Dielectric Composite Architectures
Author(s)Carter, W. Craig.; Maldovan, Martin.; Maskaly, Karlene.
Photonic properties depend on both dielectric contrast in a microscopic composite and the arrangement of the microstructural components. No theory exists for direct prediction of photonic properties, and so progress relies on numerical methods combined with insight into manufacturable composite architectures. We present a discussion of effective photonic crystal production techniques and several numerical methods to predict dispersion relations of hypothetical but fabricable structures.
Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nano-Systems (AMMNS);
photonic crystals, dielectrics, microstructural properties, computational materials science