The Only Source You Need for Understanding the Design and Applications of Photonic Crystal-Based Devices This book presents in detail the fundamental theoretical background necessary to understand the unique optical phenomena arising from the crystalline nature of photonic-crystal structures and their application across a range of disciplines. Organized to take readers from basic concepts to more advanced topics, the book covers:* Preliminary concepts of electromagnetic waves and periodic media* Numerical methods for analyzing photonic-crystal structures* Devices and applications based on photonic bandgaps* Engineering photonic-crystal dispersion properties* Fabrication of two- and three-dimensional photonic crystals The authors assume an elementary knowledge of electromagnetism, vector calculus, Fourier analysis, and complex number analysis. Therefore, the book is appropriate for advanced undergraduate students in physics, applied physics, optics, electronics, and chemical and electrical engineering, as well as graduate students and researchers in these fields.
Dennis W. Prather, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware, where he leads the Laboratory for Nanoscale and Integrated Photonic Systems. Professor Prather is a Fellow of SPIE and OSA.
Chapter 1: Introduction. 1.1 Historical Overview. 1.2 Analogy Between Photonic And Semiconductor Crystals. 1.3 Analyzing Photonic Bandgap Structures. Chapter 2: Preliminary Concepts Of Electromagnetic Waves And Periodic Media. 2.1 Electromagnetic Waves. 2.2 Periodic Media. 2.3 Waves In Periodic Media. Chapter 3: Numerical Methods. 3.1 Overview. 3.2 Plane-Wave Expansion Method. 3.3 Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Method. Chapter 4: Devices and Applications Based on Photonic Bandgaps. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 Point Defects. 4.3 Line Defects. 4.4 Applications Utilizing Strong Confinement in PHC. Chapter 5: Engineering Photonic Crystal Properties. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Dispersion in Photonic Crystals. 5.3 Superprism Effect. 5.4 Self-Collimation. 5.5 Left-Handed Behavior and Negative Refraction. 5.6 Superprism, Negative Refraction and Self-Collimation. 5.7 Summary. Chapter 6: Fabrication. 6.1 Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals. 6.2 Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals: Micromachining. 6.3 Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals: Holographic Lithography. 6.4 Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals: Multi-Photon Polymerization. 6.5 Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals: Self-Assembly.