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ISRN Optics
Volume 2012, Article ID 373968, 6 pages
Research Article

Photonic Eigenmodes in a Photonic Crystal Membrane

1Institute of Semiconductor Physics of NAS of Ukraine, Nauki Prsp., 45, 03028 Kiev, Ukraine
2Institute of Physics, University of Leoben, Franz Josef Straße 18, 8700 Leoben, Austria

Received 24 November 2011; Accepted 21 December 2011

Academic Editors: K. Hane and S. R. Restaino

Copyright © 2012 E. Ya. Glushko et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Photonic membranes are the most widely used kind of 2D photonic crystals in signal processing. Nevertheless, some important aspects of electromagnetic field behavior in membrane like photonic crystals (MPCs) need detail investigation. We develop the approach close to resonant coupling modes method which unites both external and intrinsic problems, in-plane and out-of-plane geometries, and resonator properties of MPC. The resonator standing modes are excited by an external source through the special inputs and may be controlled due to the nonlinear coating. Typical photonic manifestations are studied for Si/SiO2 2D membrane resonators of rectangular.