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

Aaswath Raman, Shanhui Fan

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume104
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 2010
Externally publishedYes

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