Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light  Second EditionSince it was first published in 1995, Photonic Crystals has remained the definitive text for both undergraduates and researchers on photonic bandgap materials and their use in controlling the propagation of light. This newly expanded and revised edition covers the latest developments in the field, providing the most uptodate, concise, and comprehensive book available on these novel materials and their applications. Starting from Maxwell's equations and Fourier analysis, the authors develop the theoretical tools of photonics using principles of linear algebra and symmetry, emphasizing analogies with traditional solidstate physics and quantum theory. They then investigate the unique phenomena that take place within photonic crystals at defect sites and surfaces, from one to three dimensions. This new edition includes entirely new chapters describing important hybrid structures that use band gaps or periodicity only in some directions: periodic waveguides, photoniccrystal slabs, and photoniccrystal fibers. The authors demonstrate how the capabilities of photonic crystals to localize light can be put to work in devices such as filters and splitters. A new appendix provides an overview of computational methods for electromagnetism. Existing chapters have been considerably updated and expanded to include many new threedimensional photonic crystals, an extensive tutorial on device design using temporal coupledmode theory, discussions of diffraction and refraction at crystal interfaces, and more. Richly illustrated and accessibly written, Photonic Crystals is an indispensable resource for students and researchers.

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localized in the rod layer is TMlike in its midplane, and the mode that is
localized in the hole layer is TElike in its midplane. For this reason, we plot only
the vertical (z) component of E for the rodlayer mode, and the vertical component
of H ...
The discrete guided modes are labelled according to their symmetry as
described in the text, with the fundamental E and ... If we look away from the
mirror plane, then by continuity the fields should be mostly TElike and TMlike,
as long as the ...
Modes that are even with respect to this mirror plane (left) are TElike: E is mostly
parallel to the mirror plane (and is exactly parallel at z=0). Modes that are odd (
right) are TMlike: E is mostly perpendicular to the mirror plane (exactly ...
As in the section Symmetry and Polarization of chapter 7, the system is invariant
under reflections through the z=0 plane, which allows us to classify the modes as
TElike (even) and TMlike (odd). (In this case, however, there are generally no y
...
30 25 ) 20 Holes (TElike) Rods (TMlike) 15 10 5 0 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 Slab
Thickness (a) %(eizSpaG Figure 3: The size of the gap in the guided modes (gap/
midgap ratio) of the rod and hole slabs from figure 2 (inset), as a function of the
slab ...