Introduction to Photonic Crystals and Photonic Bandgaps

De La Rue, R.M. and De La Rue, S.A. (2008) Introduction to Photonic Crystals and Photonic Bandgaps. In: Sibilia, C., Benson, T.M., Marciniak, M. and Szoplik, T. (eds.) Photonic Crystals: Physics and Technology. Springer- Verlag: Italy, pp. 7-25. ISBN 8847008433 (doi:10.1007/978-88-470-0844-1_2)

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Photonic crystals continue to provide a fertile terrain for research effort around the world. Periodic refractive-index variation in two or three spatial dimensions, with a large high-low ratio produces a range of interesting phenomena that offer a variety of possibilities for device functionality. This chapter will introduce some of the basic concepts and the terminology required in order to understand the behaviour of photonic crystals.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:PHOTONIC CRYSTALS photonic crystal
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:De La Rue, Professor Richard
Authors: De La Rue, R.M., and De La Rue, S.A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Publisher:Springer- Verlag

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