The properties of quasi-random and random photonic systems have been extensively studied over the last two decades, but recent technological advances have opened new horizons in the field, providing better samples and devices. New optical characterization techniques have enhanced understanding of the novel and fundamental properties of these systems. This book examines the full hierarchy of these systems, from 1D to 2D and 3D, from photonic crystals and random microresonator chains to quasi crystals. It treats photon transport as well as photon generation and random lasing, and deals with semiconductors, organics and glass materials. Presenting basic and state-of-the-art research on this fascinating field, this collection of self-contained chapters is an ideal introductory text for graduate students entering this field, as well as a useful reference for researchers in optics, photonics and optical engineering.
Mher Ghulinyan is a Scientist in the Advanced Photonics and Photovoltaics group at the Center of Materials and Microsystems, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy. His main research interests are in the field of complex dielectric systems and resonator optics. Lorenzo Pavesi is Professor of Experimental Physics, Chairman of the Department of Physics and Head of the Nanoscience Laboratory at the University of Trento, Italy. His research activity is concerned with the optical properties of semiconductors and with silicon photonics.
List of contributors; Preface; 1. Light propagation and emission in complex photonic media W. L. Vos, A. Lagendijk and A. P. Mosk; 2. Transport of localized waves via modes and channels A. Genack and Z. Shi; 3. Modes structure and interaction in random lasers M. Leonetti and C. Lopez; 4. Ordered and disordered light transport in couple microring resonators S. Mookherjea; 5. One-dimensional photonic quasicrystals M. Ghulinyan; 6. 2D pseudo-random and deterministic aperiodic lasers H. Cao, H. Noh and L. Dal Negro; 7. 3D photonic quasicrystal and deterministic aperiodic structures A. Ledermann, M. Renner and G. von Freymann; 8. Cavity quantum electrodynamics with three-dimensional photonic bandgap crystals W. L. Vos and L. A. Woldering; References; Index.