Optical Properties of Photonic Structures

Interplay of Order and Disorder

Edited by Mikhail F. Limonov, Richard M. De La Rue

© 2012 – CRC Press

566 pages | 60 Color Illus. | 283 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2012-06-24
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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

Toward Applications

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


About the Editors

Mikhail F. Limonov is a leading research scientist at the Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a research fellow at the National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. He has worked for more than 30 years in the optical research community, focusing on various dielectrics, fullerenes, zeolites, superconductors, and photonic crystals.

Richard M. De La Rue is a visiting professor at the University of Malaya and an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Glasgow. He is a fellow of the IEEE, OSA, IET, RSE, and RAEng. His research on photonic-crystal, nanophotonic, and photonic-wire structures has focused on both waveguide microcavities and metamaterials.

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