Accession Number:

ADA222662

Title:

Photon Band Structures: The Plane-Wave Method

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

POLYTECHNIC INST OF NEW YORK BROOKLYN DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

Using both the plane-wave and the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker method, the photon band structure is calculated within the scalar wave approximation for a fcc lattice of dielectric microspheres embedded within a uniform host medium. The plane-wave method is found to converge fairly rapidly. The optimal volume- filling fraction of spheres for the creation of a gap in the photon density of states is found to vary substantially with the relative dielectric constant r, and this gap persists for r as small as 3. Reprints. rh

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE