Rational eigenvalue problems and applications to photonic crystals

Engström, Christian; Langer, Heinz; Tretter, Christiane (2017). Rational eigenvalue problems and applications to photonic crystals. Journal of mathematical analysis and applications, 445(1), pp. 240-279. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jmaa.2016.07.048

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We establish new analytic results for a general class of rational spectral problems. They arise e.g. in modelling photonic crystals whose capability to control the flow of light depends on specific features of the eigenvalues. Our results comprise a complete spectral analysis including variational principles and two-sided bounds for all eigenvalues, as well as numerical implementations. They apply to the eigenvalues between the poles where classical variational principles fail completely. In the application to multi-pole Lorentz models of permittivity functions we show, in particular, that our abstract two-sided eigenvalue estimates are optimal and we derive explicit bounds on the band gap above a Lorentz pole. A high order finite element method (FEM) is used to compute the two-sided bounds for a selection of eigenvalues for several concrete Lorentz models, e.g. polaritonic materials and multi-pole models.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Mathematics and Statistics > Institute of Mathematics

UniBE Contributor:

Langer, Heinz and Tretter, Christiane

Subjects:

500 Science > 510 Mathematics

ISSN:

0022-247X

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Olivier Bernard Mila

Date Deposited:

17 Apr 2018 11:08

Last Modified:

26 Oct 2019 20:08

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jmaa.2016.07.048

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.109170

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109170

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