Computational Modelling Group

Meshless Methods for Photonic Crystal Modelling

Research Team
Neil O'Brien, Elizabeth Hart
Kamal Djidjeli, Marc Molinari, Simon Cox

The Morpho butterfly's brilliant colours arise from a natural photonic crystal-like cellular structure (image source: Wikimedia Commons)

We apply meshless methods to the problems of simulating photonic crystals. The meshless methods utilise compactly-supported radial basis functions (CSRBFs) and offer a promising alternative to the conventional plane-wave expansion method for calculating the band structure of photonic crystals.


Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: Photonics

Algorithms and computational methods: Meshless methods

Software Engineering Tools: SVN

Programming languages and libraries: C, GPU-libs, Matlab

Computational platforms: GPU, Spitfire, Windows