Abstract

By treating the quasicrystal structure as an irrational cut of a higher-dimensional periodic structure, we present a coupled-wave theory, which provides an efficient method to analyze the electromagnetic propagation through a photonic quasicrystal. Computation algorithms for simple one- and two-dimensional birefringent photonic quasicrystals are implemented to study the characteristic diffractions of the aperiodic structures. Our numerical results are in good agreement with results obtained by the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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