MPB originated as part of graduate research at MIT with initial contributions by Steven G. Johnson. Currently, the MPB project is maintained by Simpetus and the open-source developer community on GitHub.
We kindly request that you use the following reference in any publication for which you use MPB:
- Steven G. Johnson and J. D. Joannopoulos, Block-iterative frequency-domain methods for Maxwell's equations in a planewave basis, Optics Express 8, no. 3, 173-190 (2001). (pdf)
MPB's continued development has been supported by Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 and 2 awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) under award numbers 1647206 and 1758596. Initial development was supported in part by the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center program of the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMR-9400334, the U.S. Army Research Office under contract/grant DAAG55-97-1-0366, a National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship, and an MIT Karl Taylor Compton Fellowship.