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
Conference proceedings

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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