Photonic band structure calculations for metal-clad two-dimensional photonic crystal slab

Jong H. Choe, Q Han Park, Heonsu Jeon

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We study the effect of metallic cladding on the band structure of a two-dimensional photonic crystal slab. Band structures of a honeycomb patterned two-dimensional photonic crystal slab, with/without a metal-clad or a perfect conductor clad, are calculated using both the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method and the plane wave expansion (PWE) method. We explain the changes of the band structure due to cladding. We also show that the band structure of a metal-clad photonic crystal can be obtained effectively from the odd modes of the air bridge type dielectric photonic crystal slab, thicker than the metal-clad photonic crystal by a factor larger than two.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1



  • FDTD
  • Metal cladding
  • Photonic crystal slab
  • Projected band structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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