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Photonic Crystals : Physics, Fabrication and Applications - Kuon Inoue

Photonic Crystals

Physics, Fabrication and Applications

By: Kuon Inoue (Editor), Kazuo Ohtaka (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2004
ISBN: 9783540205593
Number Of Pages: 324

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Photonic Crystals details recent progress in the study of photonic crystals, ranging from fundamental aspects to up-to-date applications, in one unified treatment. It covers most of the worldwide frontier fields in photonic crystals, including up-to-date fabrication techniques, recent and future technological applications, and our basic understanding of the various optical properties of photonic crystals. Brand-new theoretical and experimental data are also presented. The book is intended for graduate course students and specialists actively working in this field, but it will also be useful for newcomers, especially the extensive chapter dealing with fundamental aspects of photonic crystals, which paves the way to a full appreciation of the other topics addressed.

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"Photonic crystals have gained a continuously growing interest from researchers all over the world. ... The outcome of the project, plus some relevant results by other Japanese researchers, is presented, mostly for a readership of specialists and postgraduates. ... Besides a useful reading for graduate students, who plan to start working in this field, or specialists, who want to extend their knowledge, I consider the book as a mean to convey more awareness ... to the study and development of photonic crystals." (Dr. M. Agio, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 46 (6), 2005)

"This book is intended to primarily report on the research outcome on a Japanese research project started in 1998. ... The articles mostly emphasize experimental works for specialists in this field, but also include the distinguished theoretical works done in Japan. The book is intended for graduate students and specialists actively working in this field, but it will also be useful for newcomers." (Peter Kreiner, Optik: Zeitschrift fur Licht- und Elektronenoptik, Vol. 116, 2005)

Introductionp. 1
Survey of fundamental features of photonic crystalsp. 9
Theory I : basic aspects of photonic bandsp. 39
Theory II : advanced topics of photonic crystalsp. 65
Two-dimensional photonic crystalsp. 119
Two-dimensional photonic crystal slabsp. 131
Three-dimensional photonic crystalsp. 151
Other types of photonic crystalsp. 175
Spectroscopic methods for characterizationp. 195
Interaction between light and matter in photonic crystalsp. 211
Photonic crystal devicesp. 237
Application to ultrafast optical planar integrated circuitsp. 261
Photonic crystals in the terahertz regionp. 285
Perspectivep. 299
Reciprocal lattice vector and discretized wavevectorp. 303
Phase shift of light and density of statesp. 309
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ISBN: 9783540205593
ISBN-10: 3540205594
Series: Springer Series in Optical Sciences
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 1.46

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