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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To develop the basic notions underlying photonic crystals, we begin by reviewing
the properties of one-dimensional photonic crystals. In chapter 4, we will see that
one-dimensional systems can exhibit three important phenomena: photonic ...
BEGIN OUR STUDY of photonic crystals by considering the simplest possible
case, a one-dimensional system, and applying the principles of
electromagnetism and symmetry that we developed in the previous chapters.
Even in this simple ...
z a x y Figure 1: The multilayer film, a one-dimensional photonic crystal. The term
“one-dimensional” is used because the dielectric function ε(z) varies along one
direction (z) only. The system consists of alternating layers of materials (blue and
defect z y x Figure 7: Schematic illustration of possible sites of localized states for
a one-dimensional photonic crystal. The states are planar and would be localized
differently near the differently colored regions, which break the symmetry in the ...
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