A finite-difference frequency-domain (FDFD) method is applied for photonic band gap calculations. The Maxwell’s equations under generalized coordinates are solved for both orthogonal and non-orthogonal lattice geometries. Complete and accurate band gap information is obtained by using this FDFD approach. Numerical results for 2D TE/TM modes in square and triangular lattices are in excellent agreements with results from plane wave method (PWM). The accuracy, convergence and computation time of this method are also discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Guo, S., Wu, F., Albin, S., & Rogowski, R. S. (2004). Photonic band gap analysis using finite-difference frequency-domain method. Optics Express, 12(8), 1741-1746. doi:10.1364/OPEX.12.001741
Guo, Shangping; Wu, Feng; and Albin, Sacharia, "Photonic Band Gap Analysis Using Finite-Difference Frequency-Domain Method" (2004). Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 175.