skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Photonic band gap structure simulator

Abstract

A system and method for designing photonic band gap structures. The system and method provide a user with the capability to produce a model of a two-dimensional array of conductors corresponding to a unit cell. The model involves a linear equation. Boundary conditions representative of conditions at the boundary of the unit cell are applied to a solution of the Helmholtz equation defined for the unit cell. The linear equation can be approximated by a Hermitian matrix. An eigenvalue of the Helmholtz equation is calculated. One computation approach involves calculating finite differences. The model can include a symmetry element, such as a center of inversion, a rotation axis, and a mirror plane. A graphical user interface is provided for the user's convenience. A display is provided to display to a user the calculated eigenvalue, corresponding to a photonic energy level in the Brilloin zone of the unit cell.

Inventors:
; ; ; ;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175926
Patent Number(s):
7117133
Application Number:
10/171,725
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01P - WAVEGUIDES
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-95ER40919
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Chen, Chiping, Shapiro, Michael A., Smirnova, Evgenya I., Temkin, Richard J., and Sirigiri, Jagadishwar R.. Photonic band gap structure simulator. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Chen, Chiping, Shapiro, Michael A., Smirnova, Evgenya I., Temkin, Richard J., & Sirigiri, Jagadishwar R.. Photonic band gap structure simulator. United States.
Chen, Chiping, Shapiro, Michael A., Smirnova, Evgenya I., Temkin, Richard J., and Sirigiri, Jagadishwar R.. Tue . "Photonic band gap structure simulator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175926.
@article{osti_1175926,
title = {Photonic band gap structure simulator},
author = {Chen, Chiping and Shapiro, Michael A. and Smirnova, Evgenya I. and Temkin, Richard J. and Sirigiri, Jagadishwar R.},
abstractNote = {A system and method for designing photonic band gap structures. The system and method provide a user with the capability to produce a model of a two-dimensional array of conductors corresponding to a unit cell. The model involves a linear equation. Boundary conditions representative of conditions at the boundary of the unit cell are applied to a solution of the Helmholtz equation defined for the unit cell. The linear equation can be approximated by a Hermitian matrix. An eigenvalue of the Helmholtz equation is calculated. One computation approach involves calculating finite differences. The model can include a symmetry element, such as a center of inversion, a rotation axis, and a mirror plane. A graphical user interface is provided for the user's convenience. A display is provided to display to a user the calculated eigenvalue, corresponding to a photonic energy level in the Brilloin zone of the unit cell.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {10}
}

Patent:

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Photonic-Band-Gap Resonator Gyrotron
journal, June 2001


Improved photonic bandgap cavity and metal rod lattices for microwave and millimeter wave applications
conference, January 2000


Studies of a metal photonic bandgap cavity
conference, January 1995


Broad-band power amplifier using dielectric photonic bandgap structure
journal, January 1998


Photonic bandgap structures-oversized circuits for vacuum electron devices
conference, January 2000


The new generation of high-power multiple-beam klystrons
journal, January 1993


Photonic bandgap structure based accelerating cell
conference, January 1999


17 GHz photonic band gap cavity with improved input coupling
journal, April 2001


Simulation of photonic band gaps in metal rod lattices for microwave applications
journal, February 2002