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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Rod/hole sublayer cross sections are formed by regions indicated, where
adjacent holes do/don't overlap, respectively. Middle: horizontal cross section of
a hole sublayer A, showing triangular constant is lattice ̃a =a/ of√ 2. holes Bottom
: and ...
Figure 13: Vertical cross section of the layered structure from figure 10,
corresponding to the top panel of figure 12, showing examples of how a point
defect may be created by modifying a single rod: a rod can be removed (left) to
form an air ...
Air Defect (larger hole) 3D Photonic Crystal 2D Photonic Crystal neg Hz pos neg
Hz pos Figure 15: Horizontal and vertical cross sections (intersecting at green
lines) of Hz field patterns of point defects in the layered structure from figure 10 ...
z x y y pos neg Figure 6: Ez field cross sections in reducedradius linedefect
waveguide from figure 5, for a defect rod radius of r =0.14a at a wave vector kxa/
27 = 0.42. The dielectric material is shaded translucent green. Left: horizontal (z=
0) ...
Figure 12: Ez cross sections for resonant “monopole” mode of a point defect in
the rod slab (dielectric material shown astranslucent green), formed by reducing
the dielectric constant of the center rod and its four nearest neighbors from e = 12
...