MIT Photonic Bands
MIT Photonic Bands
MIT Photonic Bands (MPB) computes the band structures (dispersion relations) and electromagnetic modes of periodic dielectric structures, and is applicable both to photonic crystals (photonic band-gap materials) and other optical problems. Its features include: fully-vectorial, 3D computations; a flexible user-interface based upon the GNU Guile scripting language; output in HDF format; and iterative, targeted eigensolver methods to address very large problems by solving for only a few states near a specified frequency.
DocumentationUser manual available from http://ab-initio.mit.edu/mpb/doc/; user tutorial available from http://ab-initio.mit.edu/mpb/doc/user-tutorial.html and from http://ab-initio.mit.edu/mpb/doc/analysis-tutorial.html; developer's guide available from http://ab-initio.mit.edu/mpb/doc/developer.html
released on 3 March 2003
Paid supportConsulting available from Prof. John D. Joannopoulos at 1-617-253-4806 (phone) or 1-617-253-2563 (fax).
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||11 January 2001|
Leaders and contributors
|Steven G. Johnson||Maintainer|
Resources and communication
|Required to use||libctl 2.2 or later|
|Weak prerequisite||HDF (see http://ab-initio.mit.edu/mpb/hdf.html)|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 March 2005.
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