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Title: Multiple scattering theory and its application to photonic band gap systems consisting of coated spheres
Authors: Zhang, Weiyi
Chan, Che-Ting
Sheng, Ping
Keywords: Multiple scattering method
Photonic band gap problem
Photonic crystals
Metallodielectric spheres
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Optics express, v. 8, no. 3, Jan. 2001, p. 203-208
Abstract: The vector wave multiple scattering method is a reliable and efficient technique in treating the photonic band gap problem for photonic crystals composed of spherically scattering objects with metallic components. In this paper, we describe the formalismand its application to the photonic band structures of systems comprising of metallodielectric spheres. We show that the photonic band gaps are essentially determined by local short-range order rather than by the translational symmetry if the volume fraction of the metallic core is high.
Rights: We would like to give credit to the Optical Society of America for granting us permission to repost this Optics Express article. The original article is posted on the journal's web site at
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