Transverse Propagating Waves in Perturbed Periodic Structures

  • C. G. Poulton
  • S. Guenneau
  • A. B. Movchan
  • A. Nicolet
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 113)


We present here an analysis of electromagnetic waves propagating through a doubly periodic array of inclusions which are not necessarily circular. A small perturbation to a circular boundary is introduced, and this can be used to derive the e ective boundary conditions for the perturbed inclusion. We examine the e ect of this perturbation on the dispersion curves for the material, and compare this with a finite element modelling of the perturbed structure.


Bloch waves perturbation method eigenvalue problem photonic crystals finite element method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. G. Poulton
    • 1
  • S. Guenneau
    • 2
    • 4
  • A. B. Movchan
    • 2
  • A. Nicolet
    • 3
  1. 1.High Frequency and Quantum Electronics LaboratoryUniversity of KalrsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  3. 3.Institut Fresnel, UMR 6133Faculté de St. JérômeMarseille Cedex 20France
  4. 4.Condensed Matter Theory Group, Blackett LaboratoryImperial CollegeLondonUK

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