Photonic bandgap material (photonic crystals, PhC's) offers the possibility to manipulate light on lengthscales of the order of its wavelength . This opens immense prospects for the miniaturization of optical components and other technological applications. The properties of PhC's are generally critically dependent on the wavelength of the propagating light. Thus, for the design of many of their applications it is crucial to use simulation tools with high accuracy, speed, and reliability. The focus of the project and the main tool for the analysis of unperturbed periodic crystals is the computation of band diagrams.
Further information is available in the detailed project description.
BMBF - Verbundprojekt 'HIPhoCs'
2002 - 2006