Photon band structures: The plane-wave method

K. M. Leung, Y. F. Liu

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)10188-10190
    Number of pages3
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Issue number14
    StatePublished - 1990

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics


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