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Photonic Crystals

Physics, Fabrication and Applications

  • Kuon Inoue
  • Kazuo Ohtaka


  • Photonic crystals are a very hot topic in photonics.

  • The basics, fabrication, application and new theoretical developments in the field of photonic crystals are presented in a comprehensive way, together with a survey of the advanced state-of-the-art report


Part of the Springer Series in OPTICAL SCIENCES book series (SSOS, volume 94)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. K. Inoue
    Pages 1-8
  3. K. Inoue
    Pages 119-130
  4. K. Inoue, K. Asakawa, K. Ohtaka
    Pages 131-149
  5. S. Noda, T. Kawashima, S. Kawakami
    Pages 151-173
  6. Y. Segawa, K. Ohtaka
    Pages 175-193
  7. K. Inoue, K. Ohtaka, S. Noda
    Pages 211-236
  8. T. Baba
    Pages 237-260
  9. M. W. Takeda
    Pages 285-298
  10. S. Noda, K. Ohtaka
    Pages 299-301
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 303-322

About this book


"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.


Control of radiation field Group velocity Leaky and non-leaky photonic bands Photonic band gap Photonic waveguide Planar basics photonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Kuon Inoue
    • 1
  • Kazuo Ohtaka
    • 2
  1. 1.Chitose Institute of Science and TechnologyBibi, Chitose City, HokkaidoJapan
  2. 2.Center for Frontier ScienceChiba UniversityChiba CityJapan

About the editors

Kuon INOUE; PhD (The University of Tokyo):

1961 graduation from The University of Tokyo, Department of Applied Physics,

1966 finishing the Graduate School (Doctor Course) of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

1966-1967 Post Doctoral Fellow of JSPS, at Institute of Solid State Physics

1967-1970 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Shizuoka University

1970-1984 Associate professor, Depertement of Physics, Shizuoka University

1984-2001 Professor, Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido university

2001- present Guest Professor of Chitose Institute of Science and Technology,

Emeritus Professor of Hokkaido University

Kazuo OHTAKA; PhD (The University of Tokyo):

1964 graduation from The University of Tokyo, Department of Applied Physics

1967 assistant of The University of Tokyo, Department of Applied Physics

1988 associate professor of The University of Tokyo, Department of Applied Physics

1989 professor of Chiba University, Laboratory of Applied Physics,

2000 professor of Chiba University, Center of Frontier Science

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From the reviews:

"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 für Licht- und Elektronenoptik, Vol. 116, 2005)