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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Molding the Flow of Light  Second Edition John D. Joannopoulos, Steven G.
Johnson, Joshua N. Winn, Robert D. Meade ... As in the section Index guiding we
refer to the region L ≥ ck as the light cone, in which there exist extended states ...
Molding the Flow of Light  Second Edition John D. Joannopoulos, Steven G.
Johnson, Joshua N. Winn, Robert D. Meade. 0.5 Light Cone Odd Band # 1 Light
Cone Odd Band # 1 c 0.4 Even Band #2 0.3 Band Gap 0.2 Even Band # 1 Even ...
Molding the Flow of Light  Second Edition John D. Joannopoulos, Steven G.
Johnson, Joshua N. Winn, Robert D. Meade ... (Recall that the concepts of light
cones and indexguided modes in periodic structures also appeared in the study
of ...
Molding the Flow of Light  Second Edition John D. Joannopoulos, Steven G.
Johnson, Joshua N. Winn, Robert D. Meade. 2000 1000 air bridge ... The
radiation losses come from the tails of this Fourier peak that lie within the light
cone. As the ...
Molding the Flow of Light  Second Edition John D. Joannopoulos, Steven G.
Johnson, Joshua N. Winn, Robert D. Meade ... Below the light cone, the higher
dielectric constant of the slab has pulled down discrete guided bands.
Eigenstates in ...