K.p theory of photonic band structures in periodic dielectrics

Neil F Johnson, P. M. Hui

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A k.p band-structure formalism is presented to describe photonic dispersion relations in periodic dielectric structures, within the scalar wave approximation. A reciprocal effective dielectric tensor is defined and an expression analogous to the f-sum rule for semiconductors is derived. Application of the present formalism is discussed using a two-band model. The generalization to vector waves is outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number002
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number29
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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