Effect of Disorder on the Electromagnetic Properties of Photonic Crystals
R. Meisels and F. Kuchar
Institute of Physics, University of Leoben, Austria
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Received: 3 09 2007;
Real photonic crystals suffer from imperfections due to inaccuracies in manufacture. Therefore these imperfections have to be taken into account as disorder in the lattice structure when the properties of photonic crystals are simulated. Here, in particular the effect of positional and radial disorder on the density-of-states and on the mode structure of electromagnetic waves in a photonic crystal is studied for 2D systems.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.112.769
PACS numbers: 42.70.Qs