Floquet multipliers for Bloch waves in absorptive and non-absorptive photonic crystals

G.V. Morozov, D.W.L. Sprung

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Floquet multipliers are analysed for the Bloch waves representing light propagation in both absorptive and non-absorptive one-dimensional photonic crystals. In particular, the dependence of the multipliers in the complex plane on frequency (wavenumber) of the propagating light is studied. As a result, the ambiguity in assigning a proper multiplier to the direct/backward Bloch wave in the allowed bands of non-absorptive crystals is resolved. The results will serve to clarify the relation between the Bloch wavenumber and the multipliers. This facilitates a proper parameterization of the transfer matrix for absorptive crystals, as well as for the bandgaps of non-absorptive crystals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2014
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-5601-2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2014

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)2161-2064


  • photonic crystals with absorption
  • Bloch waves
  • Floquet multipliers


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