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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Although we refer the reader to other texts for a rigorous derivation of equation
material with (28), a we refractive point out index an n intuitive = √ ε, in
interpretation. which the index Consider is perturbed the case in some of a
regions by an ...
In our study of the electromagnetic variational theorem, in the section
Electromagnetic Energy and the Variational Principle of chapter 2, we found that
the lowfrequency modes concentrate their energy in the highε regions, and the ...
The shaded regions describe states that are extended in the air region (blue, ED)
, in the layered material (pink, DE), or in both (purple, EE). The green (DD) line
represents a band of surface states confined at the interface. The layered
material ...
The field associated with the lowest TM mode (the dielectric band) is strongly
concentrated in the dielectric regions. This is in sharp contrast to the field pattern
of the air band. There, a nodal plane cuts through the dielectric columns,
expelling ...
In this case, the continuous field lines of the transverse electric field lines can
extend to neighboring lattice sites without ever leaving the highε regions. The
veins provide highε roads for the fields to travel on, and for n = 1 the fields stay
almost ...