Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light - Second Edition
Princeton University Press, Oct 30, 2011 - Science - 304 pages
Since it was first published in 1995, Photonic Crystals has remained the definitive text for both undergraduates and researchers on photonic band-gap 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 up-to-date, 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 solid-state 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, photonic-crystal slabs, and photonic-crystal 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 three-dimensional photonic crystals, an extensive tutorial on device design using temporal coupled-mode 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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Many of the original chapters are expanded with new sections, in addition to
innumerable revisions to the old sections. For example, chapter 2 now contains a
section introducing the useful technique of perturbation analysis and a section on
In chapter 4, we will see that one-dimensional systems can exhibit three
important phenomena: photonic band gaps, localized modes, and surface states.
Because the index contrast is only along one direction, the band gaps and the
except for a single peak associated with the defect.9 This property is exploited in
the bandpass filter known as the dielectric Fabry–Perot filter, a case that will be
discussed in chapter 10. It is particularly useful at visible-light frequencies ...
THAT WE HAVE discussed some interesting properties of one-dimensional
photonic crystals, in this chapter we will see how the situation changes when the
crystal is periodic in two directions and homogeneous in the third. Photonic band
Threedimensional photonic crystals can have the novel properties we discussed
in the previous two chapters, including band gaps, defect modes, and surface
states. In this chapter, we will present several examples of three-dimensional ...