This book provides a set of theoretical and numerical tools useful for the study of wave propagation in metamaterials and photonic crystals. While concentrating on electromagnetic waves, most of the material can be used for acoustic (or quantum) waves. For each presented numerical method, numerical code written in MATLAB is presented. The codes are limited to 2D problems and can be easily translated in Python or Scilab, and used directly with Octave as well.
Table of Contents
1. Maxwell equations
2. Bloch waves
3. Modal methods
4. Direct space discretization
5. Homogenization and transformation optics
About the Author(s)Didier Felbacq
, University of Montpellier
Didier Felbacq was born in June 1969 in Cambrai, France. He graduated in mathematics (agregation, 1993) and physics (Ecole Centrale Marseille, 1992). His PhD thesis was on the theoretical and numerical modeling of photonic crystals (1994). Since 2002, he has been a full professor of physics at University of Montpellier. He is involved in theoretical and numerical research in close collaboration with experimentalists. His current activities cover electron transport in transistors for TeraHertz emission and detection, second harmonic emission in photonic crystals, excitons in 2D materials, quantum metamaterials, thermal metamaterials, acoustic metamaterials and biophysics. Didier Felbacq is a former member of the Institut Universitaire de France.