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lect28cont - Photonic Crystals An Introduction What is a...

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Photonic crystal is a one-, two- or three-dimensional periodic dielectric medium with a period of the order of the wavelength of electromagnetic wave • What is a photonic crystal? • What special optical properties does it possess? • How these properties can be understood? The main property of a photonic crystal is a photonic band structure , which can be engineered in purpose One can engineer spectral and spatial dispersion History: 1972 - Bykov, 1978 - Zengerle, 1979 - Ohtaka, 1986 - Russell, 1987 - Yablonovitch, 1987 - John Photonic Crystals: An Introduction
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