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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Chapter 4 includes a section on how to best quantify the band gap of a photonic
crystal and a section describing the novel phenomenon of omnidirectional
reflectivity in multilayer film systems. Chapter 5 now contains an expanded
section on ...
Photonic. Crystals. What sort of material can afford us complete control over light
propagation? To answer this question, we rely on an analogy with our successful
electronic materials. A crystal is a periodic arrangement of atoms or molecules.
mirrorreflection, inversion, and timereversal symmetries in photonic crystals,
while introducing some terminology from solidstate physics. To develop the
basic notions underlying photonic crystals, we begin by reviewing the properties
of ...
On the other hand, these conditions can always be met for twodimensional
photonic crystals. Twodimensional crystals are periodic in a certain plane, but
are uniform along an axis perpendicular to that plane. Calling that axis the z axis,
we ...
THAT WE HAVE discussed some interesting properties of onedimensional
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
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