Nanophotonic Materials. Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials

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  • 445 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Stimulated by the pioneering work of Sajeev John and Eli Yablonovitsch, German research groups started with theoretical and experimental work on 2D and 3D photonics crystals in the early 1990s. This initial work was the basis for a research project focussing on photonic crystals and funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) in 1999. ′Nanophotonic Materials – Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metameterials′ summarizes the work and research results of these groups.

Research started with linear, non–dispersive properties of purely dielectric 2D and 3D photonic crystals and progressed to non–linear and dispersive properties of dielectric photonic crystals including gain and/or losses. These properties where studied on different materials systems such as silicon, III–V–compound semiconductors, oxides and polymers, as well as hybrid systems consisting of dielectric photonic crystals and liquid crystals. Applications of these systems were developed in the area of active photonic crystal fibres, functional optical components, and sensors. Some of these have by now even entered into industrial applications.

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I. Linear and non–linear properties of photonic crystals

1. Solitary wave formation in one–dimensional photonic crystals (K.Busch)

2. Microscopic analysis of the optical and electronic properties of semiconductor photonic–crystal structures (T.S.Meier)

3. Functional 3D photonic films from polymer beads (R.Zentel)

4. Bloch modes and group velocity delay in coupled resonator chains (B.Moeller)

5. Coupled nanopillar waveguides, optical properties and applications (D.Chigrin)

6. Investigations on the generation of photonic crystals using two–photon polymerization (2PP) of inorganic–organic hybrid polymers with ultra–short laser pulses (R.Houbertz)

7. Ultra–low refractive index mesoporous substrates for waveguide structures (D.Konjhodzic)

8. Linear and nonlinear effects of light propagation in low–index photonic crystal slabs (R.Iliew)

9. Linear and non–linear optical experiments based on macroporous silicon photonic crystals (R.Wehrspohn)

10. Dispersive properties of photonic crystal waveguide resonators (M.Kamp)

II. Tuneable photonic crystals

1. Polymer based tuneable photonic crystals (J.H.Wülbern)

2. Tuneable photonic crystals obtained by liquid crystal infiltration (H.–S.Kitzerow)

3. Lasing in dye–doped chiral liquid crystals influence of defect modes (F.Podgornov)

4. Photonic crystals based on chiral liquid crystal (M.Ozaki)

5. Tunable superprism effect in photonic crystals (F.Gloeckler)

III. Photonic crystal fibres

1. Preparation and application of functionalized photonic crystal fibres (J.Kobelke)

2. Finite element simulation of radiation losses in photonic crystal fibers (J.Pomplun)

IV. Plasmonic and metamaterials

1 Optical Properties of Photonic/Plasmonic Structures in Nanocomposite Glass (H. Graener)

2. Optical properties of disordered metallic photonic crystal slabs (H.Giessen)

3. Superfocusing of optical beams below the diffraction limit by media with negative refraction (A.Husakou)

4. Negative refraction in 2D photonic crystal super–lattice; towards devices in the IR and visible ranges (Y.Neve–Oz)

5. Negative permeability around 630 nm in nanofabricated meander metamaterials (H.Schweizer)

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"With its charts, in–depth research and explanations, it will prove an invaluable acquisition for specialty holdings." (The Midwest Book Review, September 2008)
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