Surface states in photonic crystals
1 Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR,
v.v.i., Centre TOPTEC, Sobotecká
2 Czech Technical University in Prague, FNSPE, Department of Physical Electronics, Behová 7, 115-19, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Among many unusual and interesting physical properties of photonic crystals (PhC), in recent years, the propagation of surface electromagnetic waves along dielectric PhC boundaries have attracted considerable attention, also in connection to their possible applications. Such surfaces states, produced with the help of specialized defects on PhC boundaries, similarly to surfaces plasmons, are localized surfaces waves and, as such, can be used in various sensing applications. In this contribution, we present our recent studies on numerical modelling of surface states (SS) for all three cases of PhC dimensionality. Simulations of these states were carried out by the use of plane wave expansion (PWE) method via the MIT MPB package.
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