A program for calculating photonic band structures and Green's functions using a non-orthogonal FDTD method

Published: 1 January 1998| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/h36ct3638d.1
A.J. Ward, J.B. Pendry


Abstract We present a program which will calculate either the photonic band structure or the causal Green's function for photons incident on a complex dielectric structure. The method we use is a variant on the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method familiar to the electric engineering community, also known as the order(N) method. However, we employ a new transparent formalism which simplifies the stability analysis and identification of conserved quantities, as well as allowing the use of non-or... Title of program: ONYX Catalogue Id: ADIJ_v1_0 Nature of problem Efficient calculation of either photonic dispersion relationships or Green's functions for photons in complex dielectric structures. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADIJ_v1_0; ONYX; 10.1016/S0010-4655(98)00049-6 ADIJ_v2_0; ONYX Version 2.1; 10.1016/S0010-4655(99)00543-3 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)



Computational Physics, Electromagnetics, Electrostatics