1st Edition

Advances in Photonic Crystals and Devices

By Narendra Kumar, Bhuvneshwer Suthar Copyright 2020
    376 Pages 231 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In recent decades, there has been a phenomenal growth in the field of photonic crystal research and has emerged as an interdisciplinary area. Photonic crystals are usually nanostructured electromagnetic media consisting of periodic variation of dielectric constant, which prohibit certain electromagnetic wave frequency ranges called photonic bandgaps to propagate through them. Photonic crystals elicited numerous interesting features by unprecedented control of light and their exploitation is a promising tool in nanophotonics and designing optical components. The book ‘Advances in Photonic Crystals and Devices’ is designed with 15 chapters with introductory as well as research and application based contents. It covers the following highlighted features:

      • Basics of photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers
      • Different theoretical as well as experimental approaches
      • Current research advances from around the globe
      • Nonlinear optics and super-continuum generation in photonic crystal fibers
      • Magnetized cold plasma photonic crystals
      • Liquid crystal defect embedded with graphene layers
      • Biophysics and biomedical applications as optical sensors
      • Two-dimensional photonic crystal demultiplexer
      • Optical logic gates using photonic crystals
      • A large number of references

    The goal of this book is to draw the background in understanding, fabrication and characterization of photonic crystals using a variety of materials and their applications in design of several optical devices. Though the book is useful as a reference for the researchers working in the area of photonics, optical computing and fabrication of nanophotonic devices, it is intended for the beginners like students pursuing their masters’ degree in photonics.

    Chapter 1: An Introduction to Photonic Crystal Fiber: Modal and Structural Parameters
    Dimpi Paul and Rajib Biswas

    Chapter 2: Transmission Properties of One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal
    Laxmi Shiveshwari

    Chapter 3: Introduction to Photonic Crystal Fibers
    Mohit Sharma and S. Konar

    Chapter 4: Nonlinear Optics and Supercontinuum Generation in Photonic Crystal Fibers
    Mohit Sharma and S. Konar

    Chapter 5: Effects of Various Parameters on Band Structure of Extrinsic Magnetized Cold Plasma Photonic Crystal
    Narendra Kumar and Bhuvneshwer Suthar

    Chapter 6: Broadband Fiber-Optic Parametric Amplifier Based on Near-Zero Dispersion Wavelength  Photonic Crystal Fiber with Ultra-Flat Nature
    Partha Sona Maji

    Chapter 7: Properties of Electromagnetic Density of Mode in Acoustically Perturbed Photonic Crystal
    Ayush Aman, Yogesh Sharma, S. Prasad, and Vivek Singh

    Chapter 8: Embedded Liquid Crystal Defect with Graphene-Layers in Asymmetric One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal as Sensor Application
    Pawan Singh, Krishan Pal, Khem B. Thapa, Narinder Kumar, and Devesh Kumar

    Chapter 9: Tunable Broadband Reflector Using a One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Containing Metamaterial with Symmetrically Introduced Magnetized Cold Plasma Defect
    Asish Kumar, Khem B. Thapa, Narendra Kumar, and Anil K. Yadav

    Chapter 10: Photonic Crystal Based Sensors for Biosensing Applications
    R. Rajasekar, G. Thavasi Raja and S. Robinson

    Chapter 11: 2D Photonic Crystal Based Demultiplexer: A Review
    Venkatachalam Kannaiyan, Robinson Savarimuthu, and Sriram Kumar Dhamodharan

    Chapter 12: Photonic Crystal Based Logic Gates
    Nirmala Maria D’souza and Vincent Mathew

    Chapter 13: Designing Devices by Using One-Dimensional Ternary Photonic Bandgap Material Structures
    Anirudh Banerjee

    Chapter 14: Interference Based All-Optical Photonic Crystal Logic Gates
    Enaul haq. Shaik and Nakkeeran Rangaswamy

    Chapter 15: Photonics for Biomedical Sensing
    K.P. Swain, G. Palai, and P. Sarkar


    Narendra Kumar was born in 1976 in Pitro, a village located

    in Bhojpur district of Bihar, India. He received B.Sc. (Hons.)

    and M.Sc. degrees in Physics from Banaras Hindu University

    in 1996 and 1998, respectively. Prior to graduation, he completed

    his schooling from PTPS (Patratu) High School and

    St. Columba’s College, Hazaribag, Jharkhand. He obtained a

    doctorate in Applied Physics from IIT-BHU in 2002. During

    his doctoral research, he worked on the propagation

    characteristics of some optical waveguides with new smart

    structures as well as one-dimensional photonic crystals.

    Dr. Kumar is an Assistant Professor (in senior grade) in the

    Department of Physics, School of Sciences, Mody University

    of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh, Sikar, Rajasthan,

    India. He has over 16 years of experience in academics and research. His research interests

    include Optoelectronics and Photonics. He has published more than 24 research papers in

    the peer-reviewed international journals and presented papers in several national and

    international conferences. He has also co-authored 4 book chapters in the books published

    from globally recognized publishers. Some of his works have been extensively cited by

    many leading researchers in the field. His three books have been published by major

    abroad publishers including Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (USA). He is a member of Board

    of Studies at Mody University and has designed several curricula in Physics for UG and

    PG levels. He has supervised five master-degree dissertations and co-supervised four doctoral

    theses. He has also served as Head, Department of Science, during 2013–2015 and

    thereafter as Coordinator, Department of Physics, for 3 years at Mody University. Dr. Kumar

    is in the editorial board of the International Journal of Electromagnetics and Applications (SAP),

    USA, and associated with some international journals as an invited reviewer in his area of

    expertise. He is a Life Fellow of Optical Society of India and the Indian Science Congress


    Bhuvneshwer Suthar was born in 1983 in Bikaner, India.

    He received a B.Sc. degree in 2002 from MDS University,

    Ajmer, India and an M.Sc. degree in Physics in 2004 from the

    University of Bikaner, and a PhD degree in Photonics in 2011

    from MGS University, Bikaner (formerly the University of

    Bikaner). He received the Junior Research Fellowship of

    CSIR, New Delhi, India during 2006–2008 and the Senior

    Research Fellowship of CSIR, New Delhi, India during

    2008–2011. He has worked as an Assistant Professor in the

    College of Engineering & Technology, Bikaner during

    2011–2012 and then in Govt. Engineering College, Bikaner

    during 2012–2018. At present, he is working as an Assistant

    Professor in the Department of Physics, MLB Government

    College, Nokha, Bikaner, India. He has published more than 40 research papers in nationaland

    international-level journals and also published more than 25 papers in various

    international conference proceedings. He has published two authored books and one

    edited book on photonic crystals in Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (USA). He has been an

    editor of four published international conference proceedings, including AIP Conference

    Proceedings. His research interests include Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Nonlinear

    Optics. Dr. Suthar is a member of the editorial board of the two international journals and

    also a reviewer of various international journals. He is also a senior member of International

    Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT).