Photonic Band Gap Materials

  • Costas M. Soukoulis

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 315)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Photonic Band Gaps: Introduction

    1. J. D. Joannopoulos
      Pages 1-21
    2. R. Biswas, C. T. Chan, M. Sigalas, C. M. Soukoulis, K. M. Ho
      Pages 23-40
    3. G. Feiertag, W. Ehrfeld, H. Freimuth, G. Kiriakidis, H. Lehr, T. Pedersen et al.
      Pages 63-69
    4. P. S. T. J. Russell, T. A. Birks
      Pages 71-91
    5. İ. İnanc Tarhan, George H. Watson
      Pages 93-106
    6. Willem L. Vos, Rudolf Sprik, Ad Lagendijk, Gerard H. Wegdam, Alfons Van Blaaderen, Arnout Imhof
      Pages 107-118
    7. O. Benson, G. Raithel, H. Walther
      Pages 119-141
    8. M. Kafesaki, E. N. Economou, M. M. Sigalas
      Pages 143-164
  3. Photonic Band Gaps: Metallic Structures and Transmission

    1. D. F. Sievenpiper, M. E. Sickmiller, E. Yablonovitch
      Pages 165-171
    2. M. Sigalas, C. M. Soukoulis, C. T. Chan, K. M. Ho
      Pages 173-202
    3. J. B. Pendry, P. M. Bell
      Pages 203-228
    4. A. Modinos, N. Stefanou, V. Karathanos
      Pages 229-251
    5. P. M. Bell, L. Martin Moreno, F. J. Garcia Vidal, J. B. Pendry
      Pages 253-260
    6. P. J. Roberts, P. R. Tapster, T. J. Shepherd
      Pages 261-270
  4. Photonic Band Gaps: Applications

    1. E. R. Brown, O. B. McMahon, C. D. Parker, C. Dill III, K. Agi, K. J. Malloy
      Pages 355-375
    2. R. Biswas, S. D. Cheng, E. Ozbay, S. McCalmont, W. Leung, G. Tuttle et al.
      Pages 377-390
    3. D. R. Smith, N. Kroll, S. Schultz
      Pages 391-410
    4. Pierre R. Villeneuve, Shanhui Fan, J. D. Joannopoulos, Kuo-Yi Lim, Jerry C. Chen, G. S. Petrich et al.
      Pages 411-426
    5. Thomas F. Krauss, Richard M. De La Rue
      Pages 427-436
    6. T. A. Birks, D. M. Atkin, G. Wylangowski, P. J. St. Russell, P. J. Roberts
      Pages 437-444
    7. R. D. Pechstedt, P. St. J. Russell, T. A. Birks
      Pages 445-452
  5. Photonic Band Gaps: 1D and 2D Structures

  6. Photonic Band Gaps and Localization

    1. K. Busch, C. M. Soukoulis
      Pages 667-678
    2. Rudolf Sprik, A. D. Lagendijk, Bart A. van Tiggelen
      Pages 679-690
    3. Zhao-Qing Zhang, Ping Sheng
      Pages 703-714
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 723-729

About this book


Photonic band gap crystals offer unique ways to tailor light and the propagation of electromagnetic waves. 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 in which propagating states are forbidden. Proposed applications of such photonic band gap crystals, operating at frequencies from microwave to optical, include zero- threshold lasers, low-loss resonators and cavities, and efficient microwave antennas. Spontaneous emission is suppressed for photons in the photonic band gap, offering novel approaches to manipulating the EM field and creating high-efficiency light-emitting structures.
Photonic Band Gap Materials identifies three most promising areas of research. The first is materials fabrication, involving the creation of high quality, low loss, periodic dielectric structures. The smallest photonic crystals yet fabricated have been made by machining Si wafers along (110), and some have lattice constants as small as 500 microns. The second area is in applications. Possible applications presented are microwave mirrors, directional antennas, resonators (especially in the 2 GHz region), filters, waveguides, Y splitters, and resonant microcavities. The third area covers fundamentally new physical phenomena in condensed matter physics and quantum optics.
An excellent review of recent development, covering theoretical, experimental and applied aspects. Interesting and stimulating reading for active researchers, as well as a useful reference for non-specialists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Costas M. Soukoulis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ames LaboratoryIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7245-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1665-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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