About the book
Photonic crystals attract much importance in recent years due to their unique properties and a wide range of applications. Extensive research has been focused on photonic crystals and it is identified as one of the fast growing research fields. The primary aim of this book is to present clearly the fundamental concepts of semiconductor photonic crystals, nanostructured photonic crystals, various fabrication techniques, and Applications. Various fabrication challenges for the preparation of one dimensional, two and three-dimensional photonic crystals are also presented. The importance of the photonic band gap and its disorder is also explained with suitable examples. Applications of photonic crystals in thin film optics and color changing paints are presented clearly. In addition to this dielectric waveguide property, photonic crystal fibers and its necessity are also presented. This accessible book is ideal for researchers and graduate students studying photonic crystals in departments of electrical engineering, physics, applied physics, and mathematics.