Confined Photon Systems

Fundamentals and Applications Lectures from the Summerschool Held in Cargèse, Corsica, 3–15 August 1998

  • Editors
  • Henri Benisty
  • Claude Weisbuch
  • École Polytechnique
  • Jean-Michel Gérard
  • Romuald Houdré
  • John Rarity

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 531)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. R. Baets, P. Bienstman, R. Bockstaele
    Pages 38-79
  3. J. D. Joannopoulos
    Pages 150-172
  4. Seng Tiong Ho, Liwei Wang, Seoijin Park
    Pages 243-297
  5. C. J. Hood, T. W. Lynn, M. S. Chapman, H. Mabuchi, J. Ye, H. J. Kimble
    Pages 298-309
  6. Atac Imamoglu
    Pages 310-330
  7. Jean-Michel Gérard, Bruno Gayral
    Pages 331-351
  8. John G. Rarity, Stephen C. Kitson, Paul R. Tapster
    Pages 352-365
  9. D. Labilloy, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch, T. F. Krauss, C. J. M. Smith, R. M. De La Rue et al.
    Pages 406-425
  10. J. E. Midwinter
    Pages 426-481
  11. David P. DiVincenzo
    Pages 482-491
  12. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Confined photon system such as microcavities and photonic crystals are currently of great interest, both in terms of fundamental physics and as a result of potential applications. They enable the study of low-dimensional photonic systems, modified light-matter interaction, e.g. between excitons and photons in all-solid-state semiconductor microcavities, and of many phenomena of quantum optics, including single photon generation, squeezed light, quantum state entanglement, non-local quantum measurements, and, potentially, quantum computation. They are also on the verge of yielding new, high performance optical devices for large-scale industries such as telecommunications and display technology. The lectures in this book are organized in a didactic fashion, with a group of in-depth introductory lectures followed by more specialist contributions detailing particular applications of confined photon systems.


ASTER Absorption Low-dimensional photonic systems Planar crystal exciton optical communication optical devices optical properties optics quantum optics semiconductor semiconductor microcavities

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66435-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48313-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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