By Jean-Michel Lourtioz,Henri Benisty,Vincent Berger,Jean-Michel Gerard,Daniel Maystre,Alexei Tchelnokov,Pierre de Fornel,Dominique Pagnoux
Just just like the periodical crystalline strength in solid-state crystals determines their homes for the conduction of electrons, the periodical structuring of photonic crystals results in envisioning the potential for attaining a keep watch over of the photon flux in dielectric and steel fabrics.
The use of photonic crystals as a cage for storing, filtering or guiding mild on the wavelength scale hence paves find out how to the realisation of optical and optoelectronic units with final houses and dimensions. this could give a contribution towards assembly the calls for for a better miniaturisation that the processing of an ever expanding variety of facts requires.
Photonic Crystals intends to supply scholars and researchers from assorted fields with the theoretical heritage wanted for modelling photonic crystals and their optical homes, whereas while proposing the big number of units, from optics to microwaves, the place photonic crystals have came across purposes. As such, it goals at development bridges among optics, electromagnetism and solid-state physics.
This publication was once written by means of six experts of nanophotonics, and was once coordinated through Jean-Michel Lourtioz, head of the Institut d'Électronique Fondamentale in Orsay and coordinator of the French study community in Nanophotonics.