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Density of states, photonic crystal

  1. Apr 7, 2015 #1
    Hello!
    I know how to calculate band structure and density of states of photonic crystal (example is pic.1)
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    Does anybody know how to plot such DOS maps? O0fbJXNKQFs.jpg
    The second picture is from the article about photonic crystal fibers by Rodrigo Amezcua.
     
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  3. Apr 7, 2015 #2

    DrDu

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    The expression "heat map", e.g. from gnuplot, cimes to my mind.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2015 #3
    Ok.
    But it is the density of states of a photonic crystal. May be you know how to plot it like on the picture 2?
     
  5. Apr 10, 2015 #4

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    If this is a question how to produce this kind of coloured plot of a function of two variables, then I think I already provided an answer. Or do you mean how to calculate the DOS as a function of ##n_{eff}## and ## \lambda/\Lambda##, which I could be of little help?
     
  6. Apr 10, 2015 #5
    I mean how to calculate the DOS as a function of neff and λ/Λ.

    I would be grateful if you can help me.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2015 #6

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    Do you have a proper citation for the article this is from?
     
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  9. Apr 10, 2015 #8

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    Isn't this more of a question on how one plots a contour map, i.e. a software question? Considering that you claim that you know how to calculate the DOS, it means that you already have the necessary data to be plotted. From what I can understand, that leaves the question on how you plot that data.

    Or am I missing something?

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  10. Apr 10, 2015 #9

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    I can't follow these links you provided.
     
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  12. Apr 10, 2015 #11
    I don`t know how to calculate the DOS as a function of neff and λ/Λ.
     
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