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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Chapter 3 includes a section describing the basics of index guiding and a section
on how to understand the Bloch-wave propagation velocity. Chapter 4 includes a
section on how to best quantify the band gap of a photonic crystal and a ...
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. The pattern
If, for some frequency range, a photonic crystal prohibits the propagation of
electromagnetic waves of any polarization traveling in any direction from any
source, we say that the crystal has a complete photonic band gap. A crystal with a
The most important difference between on-axis and off-axis propagation is that
there are no band gaps for off-axis propagation when all possible ky are included
. This is always the case for a multilayer film, because the off-axis direction ...
For light propagating in this plane, the harmonic modes can be divided into two
independent polarizations, each with its own band structure. As before, we can
introduce defects in order to localize light modes, but in this case we can localize