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Table Of Contents

1 Summary
2 Introduction and Overview
3.1.2 Bloch’s Theorem
3.1.3 The Concept of Brillouin-Zone and Bandstructure
3.1.4 The Bandgap
3.1.5 Symmetries
3.1.6 Density of States
3.2 One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals: The Bragg
3.3 Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals
3.3.1 Basic Structures and Properties
3.4 Defects
3.4.1 Point Defects in 1D
3.4.2 Point- and Line-Defects in 2D
3.5 Transmission
3.6 Conclusion
4 Photonic Crystal Slab Structures
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Principles of Slab Waveguides
4.2.1 Slab Modes and Lightcone
4.2.2 Backfolding of Slab Modes
4.3 Interaction of In-Plane Periodicity and Vertical
4.3.1 Air-Bridge Structure
4.3.2 Infinite Low-Index Cladding
4.3.3 Finite Low-Index Cladding
4.3.4 Influence of Substrate
4.4 Conclusion
5 Spontaneous Emission in Inverted Opals
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Weak and Strong Coupling Regime
5.3.1 Quantum Approach
5.3.2 Classical Approach
5.5.1 Geometrical Setup
5.5.2 Bandstructure
5.6 Spontaneous Emission Rate
5.6.1 Space and Polarisation Dependance
5.6.2 Influence of Finite Size
5.7 Conclusion
6 The FDTD-Method and its Application in Photonic Crystal Analysis
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Basic Components and Methods
6.2.1 The Time-Stepping Algorithm and the Yee-Cell
6.2.2 Boundary Conditions
6.2.3 Sources
6.2.4 Data Extraction
6.3 Application to Photonic Crystals
6.3.1 Bandstructure and Eigenmode Calculations
6.3.2 Transmission and Reflection of Partially Periodic Systems
6.4 Conclusion
7 Conclusions and Outlook
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Three Dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations of Photonic Crystals_thesis

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