Alessandro Massaro

Italian Institute of TechnologyItaly

Alessandro Massaro received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunication engineering from the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, in 2001 and 2004, respectively. From 2004 to 2006 he worked as Research Scientist (post-doc) in the Department of Electromagnetism and Bioengineering at Università Politecnica delle Marche. In 2006, he spent one year in Research and Development at medical and industrial optics industry (endoscope design and optical systems). He worked for two years with National Nanotechnology Laboratory of CNR-INFM, Università del Salento, as principal investigator. He was team leader in Robotics Lab. platform of the Center for Bio-Molecular Nanotechnology of Italian Institute Technology (IIT), Arnesano, Lecce, Italy. He is currently team leader in Smart Materials platform of the Center for Bio-Molecular Nanotechnology of Italian Institute Technology (IIT), Arnesano, Lecce, Italy. His research interests are in the design and modeling of photonic band gap circuits, in the development of computer aided design (CAD) tools inthe area of integrated optics, MEMS technology and systems, and smart material implementation.

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The first volume of the book concerns the introduction of photonic crystals and applications including design and modeling aspects. Photonic crystals are attractive optical materials for controlling and manipulating the flow of light. In particular, photonic crystals are of great interest for both fundamental and applied research, and the two dimensional ones are beginning to find commercial applications such as optical logic devices, micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), sensors. The first commercial products involving two-dimensionally periodic photonic crystals are already available in the form of photonic-crystal fibers, which use a microscale structure to confine light with radically different characteristics compared to conventional optical fiber for applications in nonlinear devices and guiding wavelengths. The goal of the first volume is to provide an overview about the listed issues.

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