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Nanophotonic Materials: Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials

ISBN: 978-3-527-40858-0
445 pages
March 2008
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`Nanophotonic Materials - Photonic Crystals, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials' summarizes the work and results of a consortium consisting of more than 20 German research groups concentrated on photonics crystals research over the last seven years. Illustrated throughout in full color, the book provides an overview of these novel materials, spanning the entire range from fundamentals to applications.
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I. Linear and non-linear properties of photonic crystals
1. Solitary wave formation in one-dimensional photonic crystals (K.Busch)
2. Microscopic analysis of the optical and electronic properties of semiconductor photonic-crystal structures (T.S.Meier)
3. Functional 3D photonic films from polymer beads (R.Zentel)
4. Bloch modes and group velocity delay in coupled resonator chains (B.Moeller)
5. Coupled nanopillar waveguides, optical properties and applications (D.Chigrin)
6. Investigations on the generation of photonic crystals using two-photon polymerization (2PP) of inorganic-organic hybrid polymers with ultra-short laser pulses (R.Houbertz)
7. Ultra-low refractive index mesoporous substrates for waveguide structures (D.Konjhodzic)
8. Linear and nonlinear effects of light propagation in low-index photonic crystal slabs (R.Iliew)
9. Linear and non-linear optical experiments based on macroporous silicon photonic crystals (R.Wehrspohn)
10. Dispersive properties of photonic crystal waveguide resonators (M.Kamp)

II. Tuneable photonic crystals
1. Polymer based tuneable photonic crystals (J.H.Wülbern)
2. Tuneable photonic crystals obtained by liquid crystal infiltration (H.-S.Kitzerow)
3. Lasing in dye-doped chiral liquid crystals influence of defect modes (F.Podgornov)
4. Photonic crystals based on chiral liquid crystal (M.Ozaki)
5. Tunable superprism effect in photonic crystals (F.Gloeckler)

III. Photonic crystal fibres
1. Preparation and application of functionalized photonic crystal fibres (J.Kobelke)
2. Finite element simulation of radiation losses in photonic crystal fibers (J.Pomplun)

IV. Plasmonic and metamaterials
1 Optical Properties of Photonic/Plasmonic Structures in Nanocomposite Glass (H. Graener)
2. Optical properties of disordered metallic photonic crystal slabs (H.Giessen)
3. Superfocusing of optical beams below the diffraction limit by media with negative refraction (A.Husakou)
4. Negative refraction in 2D photonic crystal super-lattice; towards devices in the IR and visible ranges (Y.Neve-Oz)
5. Negative permeability around 630 nm in nanofabricated meander metamaterials (H.Schweizer)
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Ralf B. Wehrspohn studied physics at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, and received his Ph.D. degree from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris in 1997. Until 1999 he worked on thin-film transistors for AMLCDs at Philips Research. From 1999 until 2003 he led the Porous Materials/Photonic Crystals group at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle, after which he held a chair at the Physics department of the University of Paderborn for three years. Since 2006, he has been the director of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Mechanics of Materials and a Professor of Physics at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Professor Wehrspohn was awarded the Maier-Leibnitz Prize of the German Science Foundation in 2003.

Heinz-Siegfried Kitzerow was awarded a professorship for Physical Chemistry from the University of Paderborn, Germany, in 1998. His team works on liquid crystals and their behavior in complex geometries, polymer composites and thin electroluminescent layers. Professor Kitzerow serves as secretary of the International Liquid Crystal Society and is a member of the managing board of the German Liquid Crystal Society. He worked previously as a lecturer at the Technical University (TU) Berlin and visited the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris-Sud, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii, for postgraduate research. He studied chemistry and received his Ph.D. degree from the TU Berlin.

Kurt Busch received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1993 and 1996, respectively. From 1997 to 1999 he was the recipient of a post-doctoral scholarship from the DFG at the University of Toronto. From 2000 to 2004, Professor Busch was the head of a junior research program (Emmy Noether-program) at the Institute for the Theory of Condensed Matter, University of Karlsruhe. In 2004, he was appointed as Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and CREOL, University of Central Florida. In 2005, he returned to the University of Karlsruhe to accept a professorship in Physics at the Institute of Theoretical Solid State Physics. Professor Busch was awarded the Carl-Zeiss Research award in 2006.
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"With its charts, in-depth research and explanations, it will prove an invaluable acquisition for specialty holdings." (The Midwest Book Review, September 2008)
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