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On the spectrum of a holomorphic operator-valued function with applications to absorptive photonic crystals
ETH Zurich, Seminar for Applied Mathematics.
2010 (English)In: Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, ISSN 0218-2025, Vol. 20, no 8, 1319-1341 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We study electromagnetic wave propagation in a periodic and frequency dependent material characterized by a space- and frequency-dependent complex-valued permittivity. The spectral parameter relates to the time-frequency, leading to spectral analysis of a holomorphic operator-valued function. We apply the Floquet transform and show for a fixed quasi-momentum that the resulting family of spectral problems has a spectrum consisting of at most countably many isolated eigenvalues of finite multiplicity. These eigenvalues depend continuously on the quasi-momentum and no nonzero real eigenvalue exists when the material is absorptive. Moreover, we reformulate the special case of a rational operator-valued function in terms of a polynomial operator pencil and study two-component dispersive and absorptive crystals in detail.

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2010. Vol. 20, no 8, 1319-1341 p.
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Bloch wave, Floquet theory, operator pencil, nonlinear eigenvalue problem, Maxwell's equations, photonic crystal
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-51434DOI: 10.1142/S0218202510004611OAI: diva2:481876
Available from: 2012-01-23 Created: 2012-01-23 Last updated: 2012-02-08

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