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Photonic Crystals and Light Localization in the 21st Century : NATO Science Series: C - C. M. Soukoulis

Photonic Crystals and Light Localization in the 21st Century

NATO Science Series: C

By: C. M. Soukoulis (Editor)

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Published: 31st May 2001
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This volume contains papers presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) Photonic Crystals and Light Localization held at the Creta Maris Hotel in Limin Hersonissou, Crete, June 18-30, 2000. Photonic crystals offer unique ways to tailor light and the propagation of electromagnetic waves (EM). In analogy to electrons in a crystal, EM waves propagating in a structure with a periodically modulated dielectric constant are organized into photonic bands, separated by gaps where propagating states are forbidden. There have been proposals for novel applications ofthese photonic band gap (PBG) crystals, with operating frequencies ranging from microwave to the optical regime, that include zero- threshold lasers, low-loss resonators and cavities, and efficient microwave antennas. Spontaneous emission, suppressed for photons in the photonic band gap, offers novel approaches to manipulate the EM field and create high-efficiency light-emitting structures. Innovative ways to manipulate light can have a profound iofluence on science and technology.

Preface
Group Picture
Photonic Crystals: Introduction
Novelties of Light With Photonic Crystals
3D Photonic Crystals: From Microwaves to Optical Frequencies
Tunable Photonic Crystals
Acoustic Band Gap Materials
The Finite Difference Time Domain Method for the Study of Two-Dimensional Acoustic and Elastic Band Gap Materials
Photonic Crystals: Fabrication and Application. Micro-Fabrication and Nano-Fabrication of Photonic Crystals
Semiconductor Photonic Crystals
Light Propagation Characteristics of Defect Waveguides in a Photonic Crystal Slab
Applications of Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals to Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices
Patterned Photonic Crystal Waveguides
Photonic Crystals from Macroporous Silicon
Characterization of a Three-Dimensional Microwave Photonic Band-Gap Crystal
One-Dimensional Periodic Structures Under a New Light
Defect Modes in Quasi-One-Dimensional Photonic Waveguides - Application to the Resonant Tunneling Between Two Continua
Photonic Crystals: Fabrication by Self Organization
Experimental Probes of the Optical Properties of Photonic Crystals
Inverse Opals Fabrication
The Complete Photonic Band Gap in Inverted Opals: How can we prove it experimentally?
Manipulating Colloidal Crystallization for Photonic Applications: From Self-Organization To Do-It-Yourself Organization
Thin Opaline Photonic Crystals
Tunable Shear-Ordered Face-Centered Cubic Photonic Crystals
Photonic Crystals: Applications
Physics and Applications of Photonic Crystals
Photonic Crystal Fibers: Effective-Index and Band-Gap Guidance
Applications of Photonic Crystals to Directional Antennas
Photonic Crystals: Metallic Structures
Intense Focusing of Light Using Metals
Left-Handed Metamaterials
Towards Complete Photonic Band Gap Structures Below Infrared Wavelengths
Effect of Moderate Disorder on the Absorbance of Plasma Spheres Distributed in a Host Dielectric Medium
Random Lasers
Random Lasers With Coherent Feedback
Analysis of Random Lasers in Thin Films of pgr;-Conjugated Polymers
Theory and Simulations of Random Lasers
Cavity Approach Towards a Coherent Random Lasers
Localization of Light
Propagation of Light in Disordered Semiconductor Materials
Radiative Transfer of Localized Waves: A Local Diffusion Theory
Dynamics of Localization in a Waveguide
From Proximity Resonances to Anderson Localization
Photonic Crystals and Nonlinearities
Band-Structure and Transmittance Calculations for Phononic Crystals by the LKKR Method
Multipole Methods for Photonic Crystal Calculations
Understanding Some Photonic Band Gap Problems by Using Perturbation
Tight-binding Wannier Function Method for Photonic Band Gap Materials
1, 2, and 3 Dimensional Photonic Materials Made Using Ion Beams: Fabrication and Optical Density-of-States
Percolation Composites: Localization of Surface Plasmons and Enhanced Optical Nonlinearities
Quadratic Nonlinear Interactions in 1-Dimensional Photonic Crystals
Quadratic Nonlinear Interactions in 3-Dimensional Photonic Crystals
Author Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792369486
ISBN-10: 0792369483
Series: NATO Science Series: C
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 605
Published: 31st May 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.98