566 pages | 60 Color Illus. | 283 B/W Illus.
The collection of articles in this book offers a penetrating shaft into the still burgeoning subject of light propagation and localization in photonic crystals and disordered media. While the subject has its origins in physics, it has broad significance and applicability in disciplines such as engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and medicine. Unlike other branches of physics, where the phenomena under consideration require extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, energy, or isolation from competing effects, the phenomena related to light localization survive under the most ordinary of conditions. This provides the science described in this book with broad applicability and vitality. However, the greatest challenge to the further development of this field is in the reliable and inexpensive synthesis of materials of the required composition, architecture and length scale, where the proper balance between order and disorder is realized.
Similar challenges have been faced and overcome in fields such as semiconductor science and technology. The challenge of photonic crystal synthesis has inspired a variety of novel fabrication protocols such as self-assembly and optical interference lithography that offer much less expensive approaches than conventional semiconductor microlithography.
Once these challenges are fully met, it is likely that light propagation and localization in photonic microstructures will be at the heart of a 21st-century revolution in science and technology.
—From the Introduction, Sajeev John, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
One of the first books specifically focused on disorder in photonic structures, Optical Properties of Photonic Structures: Interplay of Order and Disorder explores how both order and disorder provide the key to the different regimes of light transport and to the systematic localization and trapping of light. Collecting contributions from leaders of research activity in the field, the book covers many important directions, methods, and approaches. It describes various one-, two-, and three-dimensional structures, including opals, aperiodic Fibonacci-type photonic structures, photonic amorphous structures, photonic glasses, Lévy glasses, and hypersonic, magnetophotonic, and plasmonic–photonic crystals with nanocavities, quantum dots, and lasing action. The book also addresses practical applications in areas such as optical communications, optical computing, laser surgery, and energy.
Introduction, Sajeev John
Optical Properties of One-Dimensional Disordered Photonic Structures, Mikhail V. Rybin, Mikhail F. Limonov, Alexander B. Khanikaev, and Costas M. Soukoulis
Propagation and Localization of Light in Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals, Mikhail A. Kaliteevski, Stuart Brand, and Richard A. Abram
Modeling the Optical Response of Three-Dimensional Disordered Structures Using the Korringa–Kohn–Rostoker Method, Gabriel Lozano, Hernán Míguez, Luis A. Dorado, and Ricardo A. Depine
Anderson Localization of Light in Layered Dielectric Structures, Yury Bliokh, Konstantin Y. Bliokh, Valentin Freilikher, and Franco Nori
The Disorder Problem for Slow-Light Photonic Crystal Waveguides, Mark Patterson and Stephen Hughes
Quasicrystalline Photonic Structures: Between Order and Disorder, Alexander N. Poddubny and Eugeniyus L. Ivchenko
Multicomponent Photonic Crystals with Inhomogeneous Scatterers, Alexander B. Khanikaev, Mikhail V. Rybin, and Mikhail F. Limonov
Anderson Localization of Light: Disorder-Induced Linear, Nonlinear, and Quantum Phenomena, Yoav Lahini, Tal Schwartz, Yaron Silberberg, and Mordechai Segev
Optical Spectroscopy of Real Three-Dimensional Self-Assembled Photonic Crystals, Juan F. Galisteo López and Cefe López
Photonic Glasses: Fabrication and Optical Properties, Pedro David Garcia-Fernández, Diederik S. Wiersma, and Cefe López
Superdiffusion of Light in Lévy Glasses, Kevin Vynck, Jacopo Bertolotti, Pierre Barthelemy, and Diederik S. Wiersma
Optical Properties of Low-Contrast Opal-Based Photonic Crystals, Alexander A. Kaplyanskii, Alexander V. Baryshev, Mikhail V. Rybin, Alexander V. Sel’kin, and Mikhail F. Limonov
Light and Small-Angle X-Ray Diffraction from Opal-Like Structures: Transition from Two- to Three-Dimensional Regimes and Effects of Disorder, Anton K. Samusev, Kirill B. Samusev, Ivan S. Sinev, Mikhail V. Rybin, Mikhail F. Limonov, Natalia A. Grigoryeva, Sergey V. Grigoriev, and Andrei V. Petukhov
Interplay of Order and Disorder in the High-Energy Optical Response of Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals, Gabriel Lozano, Hernán Míguez, Luis A. Dorado, and Ricardo A. Depine
Opal-Based Hypersonic Crystals, Andrey V. Akimov and Alexander B. Pevtsov
Strong Light Confinement by Perturbed Photonic Crystals and Photonic Amorphous Structures, Keiichi Edagawa and Masaya Notomi
Nonlinear Optics in Silicon Photonic Crystal Nanocavities, Lucio Claudio Andreani, Paolo Andrich, Matteo Galli, Dario Gerace, Liam O’Faolain, and Thomas F. Krauss
Random Lasing Highlighted by π-Congugated Polymer Films, Randy C. Polson and Z. Valy Vardeny
Self-Optimization of Optical Confinement and Lasing Action in Disordered Photonic Crystals, Alexey Yamilov and Hui Cao
Ultrafast All-Optical Switching in Photonic Crystals, Valery G. Golubev
Resonant Light Scattering in Photonic Devices: Role of Defects, Andrey E. Miroshnichenko and Yuri S. Kivshar
Structural Features and Related Optical Responses of Magnetophotonic Crystals, Mitsuteru Inoue, Alexander V. Baryshev, Alexander M. Merzlikin, Hironaga Uchida, and Alexander B. Khanikaev
Inhomogeneous Hybrid Metal–Dielectric Plasmonic–Photonic Crystals, Sergei G. Romanov
Light Propagation in Photonic Crystals Infiltrated with Fluorescent Quantum Dots or Liquid Crystal: Different Dimensionality Analysis, Rabia Moussa, Alexander Kuznetsov, Ryotaro Ozaki, and Anvar A. Zakhidov