The tutorial demonstrates analysis of 2D photonic crystal using PWE Band solver.

First we create a lattice model of dielectric cylinders (permittivity=8.9) suspended in air. We then proceed with a simple simulation on a predefined k-vector path and result analysis. Finally we discuss the meaning of the Domain Origin in the PWE dialog box.

Step     Action

1          Create layout of the 2D rectangular photonic crystal lattice

2          Set Parameters of PWE Band Solver

3          Simulation Run and Results Analysis

4          Using Inversion Symmetry and Domain Origin

5          2D Hexagonal lattice

6          Band solving of rotated lattices