Photonic Crystals and Light Localization in the 21st Century

Photonic Crystals and Light Localization in the 21st Century : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Photonic Crystals and Light Localization, Limin Hersonissou, Crete, Greece, June 18-30, 2000

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The field of photonic band gap (PGB) materials, also called photonic crystals, is an exciting new area in physics and engineering. The materials play a unique role in controlling the propagation of electromagnetic waves, and innovative ways to manipulate such waves can have a profound influence on science and technology. The present book provides a survey of the field of photonic crystals, random lasers and light localization, covering theoretical and experimental aspects as well as applications. The introductory lectures are accessible to non-specialists. New fabrication techniques and structures are presented with either dielectric or metallic components. Microwave, far-IR and optical applications are discussed (filters, mirrors, switches, waveguides, bends, splitters, antennas, and so on). Transmission, band structure and finite difference-time domain techniques are presented. Reviews of the random laser area and light localization are also presented.
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  • Hardback | 616 pages
  • 162.6 x 241.3 x 38.1mm | 1,020.59g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0792369475
  • 9780792369479

Table of contents

Preface. Group Picture. Photonic Crystals: Introduction. Novelties of Light With Photonic Crystals; J.D. Joannopoulos, et al. 3D Photonic Crystals: From Microwaves to Optical Frequencies; C.M. Soukoulis. Tunable Photonic Crystals; K. Busch, S. John. Acoustic Band Gap Materials; J.H. Page, et al. The Finite Difference Time Domain Method for the Study of Two-Dimensional Acoustic and Elastic Band Gap Materials; M. Kafesaki, et al. Photonic Crystals: Fabrication and Application. Micro-Fabrication and Nano-Fabrication of Photonic Crystals; S.Y. Lin, et al. Semiconductor Photonic Crystals; S. Noda, et al. Light Propagation Characteristics of Defect Waveguides in a Photonic Crystal Slab; T. Baba, N. Fukaya. Applications of Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals to Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices; H. Benisty, et al. Patterned Photonic Crystal Waveguides; T.F. Krauss. Photonic Crystals from Macroporous Silicon; R.B. Wehrspohn, et al. Characterization of a Three-Dimensional Microwave Photonic Band-Gap Crystal; J. Fagerstrom, et al. One-Dimensional Periodic Structures Under a New Light; D.N. Chigrin, C.M. Sotomayor Torres. Defect Modes in Quasi-One-Dimensional Photonic Waveguides -- Application to the Resonant Tunneling Between Two Continua; J.O. Vasseur, et al. Photonic Crystals: Fabrication by Self Organization. Experimental Probes of the Optical Properties of Photonic Crystals; W.L. Vos, et al. Inverse Opals Fabrication; H. Miguez, et al. The Complete Photonic Band Gap in Inverted Opals: How can we prove it experimentally?; D.J. Norris, Y.A. Vlasov. Manipulating Colloidal Crystallization for Photonic Applications: From Self-Organization To Do-It-Yourself Organization; A. van Blaaderen, et al. Thin Opaline Photonic Crystals; S.G. Romanov, et al. Tunable Shear-Ordered Face-Centered Cubic Photonic Crystals; R.M. Amos, et al. Photonic Crystals: Applications. Physics and Applications of Photonic Crystals; E. Ozbay, et al. Photonic Crystal Fibers: Effective-Index and Band-Gap Guidance; D.C. Allan, et al. Applications of Photonic Crystals to Directional Antennas; R. Biswas, et al. Photonic Crystals: Metallic Structures. Intense Focusing of Light Using Metals; J.B. Pendry. Left-Handed Metamaterials; D.R. Smith, et al. Towards Complete Photonic Band Gap Structures Below Infrared Wavelengths; A. Moroz. Effect of Moderate Disorder on the Absorbance of Plasma Spheres Distributed in a Host Dielectric Medium; V. Yannopapas, et al. Random Lasers. Random Lasers With Coherent Feedback; H. Cao, et al. Analysis of Random Lasers in Thin Films of p-Conjugated Polymers; R.C. Polson, et al. Theory and Simulations of Random Lasers; X. Jiang, C.M. Soukoulis. Cavity Approach Towards a Coherent Random Lasers; J.P. Woerdman, et al. Localization of Light. Propagation of Light in Disordered Semiconductor Materials; A. Lagendijk, et al. Radiative Transfer of Localized Waves: A Local Diffusion Theory; B.A. Van Tiggelen, et al. Dynamics of Localization in a Waveguide; C.W.J. Beenakker. From Proximity Resonances to Anderson Localization; A. Orowski, M. Rusek. Photonic Crystals and Nonlinearities. Band-Structure and Transmittance Calculations for Phononic Crystals by the LKKR Method; I.E. Psarobas, et al. Multipole Methods for Photonic Crystal Calculations; N.A. Nicorovici, et al. Understanding Some Photonic Band Gap Problems by Using Perturbation; Z.Q. Zhang, et al. Tight-binding Wannier Function Method for Photonic Band Gap Materials; J.P. Albert, et al. 1, 2, and 3 Dimensional Photonic Materials Made Using Ion Beams: Fabrication and Optical Density-of-States; M.J.A. de Dood, et al. Percolation Composites: Localization of Surface Plasmons and Enhanced Optical Nonlinearities; V.A. Podolskiy, et al. Quadratic Nonlinear Interactions in 1-Dimensional Photonic Crystals; J. Martorell, et al. Quadratic Nonlinear Interactions in 3-Dimensional Photonic Crystals; J. Martorell. Author Index. Subject Index.
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