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Theoretical investigation of localized electromagnetic modes in one-dimensional photonic crystals without inversion symmetry

Grant number: 18/11550-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2018
Effective date (End): May 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal researcher:Alexys Bruno Alfonso
Grantee:Helena Borlina Tanaue
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências (FC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


Photonic crystals are optical systems whose dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability vary periodically in space. Thus, they may present gaps in the frequency spectrum. Bloch functions represent propagating modes that are eigenvectors of the translation operators of the crystalline lattice. They are periodic functions of the wave vector and their Fourier coefficients yield the Wannier functions. The Wannier functions of one-dimensional centrosymmetric crystals have been studied in detail. This proposal aims the investigation of such functions in non-centrosymmetric crystals. The main challenge is to develop new methods to optimize the Wannier functions. Numerical calculations will be performed for photonic crystals made of dielectric materials and metamaterials, either at normal or oblique incidence. The optimized Wannier functions will be used to calculate the localized modes induced by defects.

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TANAUE, HELENA B.; BRUNO-ALFONS, ALEXYS. Wannier-function expansion of localized modes in 1D photonic crystals without inversion symmetry. JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS, v. 37, n. 12, p. 3698-3706, . (18/11550-5)
TANAUE, HELENA BORLINA; REYES-GOMEZ, ERNESTO; BRUNO-ALFONSO, ALEXYS. Light localization in one-dimensional photonic crystal heterostructures. PHOTONICS AND NANOSTRUCTURES-FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS, v. 47, . (18/11550-5)

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