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Advances in Photonic Crystals and Devices

1st Edition

By Narendra Kumar, Bhuvneshwer Suthar

CRC Press

392 pages | 231 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-09-12
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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.

Table of Contents

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 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

About the Authors

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 the 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 the year 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 Department of Physics, School of Sciences, Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh, Sikar, Rajasthan, India. He has over fifteen years of experience in academics and research. Dr. Kumar’s research interests include Optoelectronics and Photonics. He has published more than twenty-four research papers in peer-reviewed international journals, and presented papers in several national and international conferences. Some of his works have been cited extensively 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 three masters’ dissertations and co-supervised four doctoral theses. He has also served as Head, Department of Science during 2013-15 and thereafter as Coordinator, Department of Physics for three 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 the B.Sc. degree from the MDS University, Ajmer, India in 2002 and the M.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Bikaner in 2004, and Ph.D. degree in Photonics in 2011 from the MGS University, Bikaner (formerly University of Bikaner). He received the Junior Research Fellowship of CSIR, New Delhi, India during 2006-08 and Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR, New Delhi) during 2008-11. He has worked as Assistant Professor in College of Engineering & Technology, Bikaner during 2011-12 and then in Govt. Engineering College, Bikaner during 2012-18. At present, he is working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Physics, MLB Government College, Nokha, Bikaner, India. He has more than forty research papers published in national and international level journals, and also more than twenty-five papers published 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 international conference proceedings published including AIP Conference Proceedings. His research interests include Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Nonlinear Optics etc.

Dr. Suthar is a member of editorial board of the two international journals and also reviewer of various international journals. He is also a senior member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT).

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SCIENCE / Physics