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Manuscript Title: Heterostructures of photonic crystals: frequency bands and transmission coefficients.
Authors: N. Stefanou, V. Yannopapas, A. Modinos
Program title: MULTEM
Catalogue identifier: ADIM_v1_0
Distribution format: gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 113(1998)49
Programming language: Fortran.
Computer: HPApollo9000/720/715/735.
Operating system: HP-UX, LINUX.
RAM: 1.2M words
Word size: 32
Keywords: Photonic crystals, Complex photonic band Structure, Transmission and Reflection coefficients, Multiple scattering of, Electromagnetic waves.
Classification: 10.

Nature of problem:
Calculation of the complex band structure associated with a given surface of a photonic crystal, and of the transmission, reflection and absorption coefficients of light by a slab of the crystal parallel to the given surface. We note that the ordinary frequency band structure of the infinite crystal is contained within the complex band structure of any surface of the crystal.

Solution method:
Solution of Maxwell's equations using multiple-scattering techniques.

The structures that can be considered consist of parallel planes of non-overlapping spheres of given two-dimensional periodicity and uniform plates.

Running time:
For the given test run, about 26s frequency for the band structure calculation and 54s per frequency for the transmission/reflection/absorption calculation, on an HP Apollo 9000/735.