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Photonic Crystals

Innovative Systems, Lasers and Waveguides

Edited by Alessandro Massaro

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

The second volume of the book concerns the characterization approach of photonic crystals, photonic crystal lasers, photonic crystal waveguides and plasmonics including the introduction of innovative systems and materials. Photonic crystal materials promises to enable all-optical computer circuits and could also be used to make ultra low-power light sources. Researchers have studied lasers from microscopic cavities in photonic crystals that act as reflectors to intensify the collisions between photons and atoms that lead to lazing, but these lasers have been optically-pumped, meaning they are driven by other lasers. Moreover, the physical principles behind the phenomenon of slow light in photonic crystal waveguides, as well as their practical limitations, are discussed. This includes the nature of slow light propagation, its bandwidth limitation, coupling of modes and particular kind terminating photonic crystals with metal surfaces allowing to propagate in surface plasmon-polariton waves. The goal of the second volume is to provide an overview about the listed issues.

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Photonic CrystalsInnovative Systems, Lasers and WaveguidesEdited by Alessandro Massaro

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2632

ISBN: 978-953-51-0416-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4988-0

Copyright year: 2012

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7 Crossref Citations

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1. Angular-Resolved Optical Characteristics and Threshold Gain Analysis of GaN-Based 2-D Photonics Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers

By Shih-Wei Chen, Tien-Chang Lu, Ting-Chun Liu, Peng-Hsiang Weng, Hao-Chung Kuo and Shing-Chung Wang


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2. 980nm Photonic Microcavity Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser

By Yongqiang Ning and Guangyu Liu


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3. Dynamic All Optical Slow Light Tunability by Using Nonlinear One Dimensional Coupled Cavity Waveguides

By Alireza Bananej, S. Morteza Zahedi, S. M. Hamidi, Amir Hassanpour and S. Amiri


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4. The Optical Transmission of One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals Containing Double-Negative Materials

By Petcu Andreea Cristina


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5. Mid-Infrared Surface-Emitting Two Dimensional Photonic Crystal Semiconductor Lasers

By Binbin Weng and Zhisheng Shi


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6. A Novel Compact Photonic Crystal Fibre Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor for an Aqueous Environment

By Emmanuel K. Akowuah, Terry Gorman, Huseyin Ademgil, Shyqyri Haxha, Gary Robinson and Jenny Oliver


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7. On the Applicability of Photonic Crystal Membranes to Multi-Channel Propagation

By Bartłomiej Salski, Kamila Leśniewska-Matys and Paweł Szczepański


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8. Employing Optical Nonlinearity in Photonic Crystals: A Step Towards All-Optical Logic Gates

By Mohammad Danaie and Hassan Kaatuzian


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9. Thin Chalcogenide Films for Photonic Applications

By Rossen Todorov, Jordanka Tasseva and Tsvetanka Babeva


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10. Ultra-Broadband Time-Resolved Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Spectroscopy and Microscopy with Photonic Crystal Fiber Generated Supercontinuum

By Hanben Niu and Jun Yin


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11. Photonic Crystal Coupled to N-V Center in Diamond

By Luca Marseglia


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12. Label-Free Biosensing Using Photonic Crystal Waveguides

By Jaime García-Rupérez, Veronica Toccafondo and Javier García Castelló


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13. Photonic Crystals for Plasmonics: From Fundamentals to Superhydrophobic Devices

By Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Anisha Gopalakrishnan, Gobind Das, Francesco Gentile, Ali Haddadpour, Andrea Toma, Francesco De Angelis, Carlo Liberale, Federico Mecarini, Luca Razzari, Andrea Giugni, Roman Krahne and Enzo Di Fabrizio


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14. Plasma Photonic Crystal

By Rajneesh Kumar


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15. Photonic Crystal for Polarization Rotation

By Bayat and Baroughi


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16. Negative Index Photonic Crystals Superlattices and Zero Phase Delay Lines"

By S. Kocaman, C. W. Wong, M. S. Aras, P. Hsieh, J. F. McMillan, C. G. Biris, N. C. Panoiu, M. B. Yu, D. L. Kwong, and A. Stein


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