Next Article in Journal
Ferroelastic Domain Boundary-Based Multiferroicity
Next Article in Special Issue
The Physics of the Hume-Rothery Electron Concentration Rule
Previous Article in Journal
Single Crystal Growth, Resistivity, and Electronic Structure of the Weyl Semimetals NbP and TaP
Previous Article in Special Issue
Elasto-Dynamics of Quasicrystals
Article Menu
Issue 12 (December) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Crystals 2016, 6(12), 161;

Structural and Spectral Properties of Deterministic Aperiodic Optical Structures

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering & Photonics Center, Boston University, 8 Saint Mary’s St., Boston, MA 02215, USA
Division of Materials Science & Engineering, Boston University, 15 Saint Mary’s St., Brookline, MA 02446, USA
Department of Physics, Boston University, 590 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro-RJ 21941-972, Brazil
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Enrique Maciá Barber
Received: 25 October 2016 / Revised: 30 November 2016 / Accepted: 2 December 2016 / Published: 9 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Structure and Properties of Quasicrystals 2016)
Full-Text   |   PDF [2943 KB, uploaded 9 December 2016]   |  


In this comprehensive paper we have addressed structure-property relationships in a number of representative systems with periodic, random, quasi-periodic and deterministic aperiodic geometry using the interdisciplinary methods of spatial point pattern analysis and spectral graph theory as well as the rigorous Green’s matrix method, which provides access to the electromagnetic scattering behavior and spectral fluctuations (distributions of complex eigenvalues as well as of their level spacing) of deterministic aperiodic optical media for the first time. View Full-Text
Keywords: aperiodic structures; light scattering aperiodic structures; light scattering

Figure 1

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. (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Dal Negro, L.; Wang, R.; Pinheiro, F.A. Structural and Spectral Properties of Deterministic Aperiodic Optical Structures. Crystals 2016, 6, 161.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Crystals EISSN 2073-4352 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top