MPB 1.6.1

MPB is a free and open-source software package for computing the band structures, or dispersion relations, and electromagnetic modes of periodic dielectric structures, on both serial and parallel computers. MPB is an acronym for MIT Photonic Bands. MPB computes definite-frequency eigenstates, or harmonic modes, of Maxwell's equations in periodic dielectric structures for arbitrary wavevectors, using fully-vectorial and three-dimensional methods. It is applicable to many problems in optics, such as waveguides and resonator systems, and photonic crystals.

Accessing the software

To load the module:

$ module load MPB/1.6.1-foss-2018a

Command-line options can be viewed using the command:

mpb -h

Accessing Previous Versions

Wherever possible, previous versions of this application will be retained for continuity, especially for research projects that require a consistent version of the software throughout the project. Such versions, however, may be unsupported by IT Services or the applications vendor, and may be withdrawn at short or no notice if they can no longer run on the cluster - for example, essential operating system upgrades may be incompatible with old versions.

At present there are no previous versions of this application on the BlueBEAR service.

Known Problems & Limitations

None.

Other Information

The Support Level for this application is An.

Visit the MPB website for more information regarding this application.


Last modified: 20 April 2018