Density of optical states in rolled-up photonic crystals and quasi crystals

Published: 10 March 2017| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/9sjgfr5b8w.1


We describe the local density of optical states (LDOS) and the density of optical states (DOS) in three dimensional (3D) finite size rolled-up photonic crystals and quasi crystals calculated using optimized code based on finite difference time domain (FDTD) techniques. Because the Bloch–Floquet theorem is not used in these calculations, the code can be applied to any dielectric structures that lack discrete translational symmetry, making it ideal for experimentally fabricated structures that are finite in size and include defects. Our software can be used for either LDOS or DOS calculations, is parallelized using standard message passing interface (MPI) protocols, and is freely available at



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