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Title: Photonic Crystals from Order to Disorder: Perturbative Methods in Nanophotonics

Photonic crystals are periodic dielectric structures in which light can behave much differently than in a homogeneous medium. This talk gives an overview of some of the interesting properties and appmore »lications of these media, from switching in subwavelength microcavities to slow-light devices, to guiding light in air. However, some of the most interesting and challenging problems occur when the periodicity is disturbed, either by design or by inevitable fabrication imperfections. The talk focuses especially on small perturbations that have important effects, from slow-light tapers to surface roughness disorder, and will show that many classic perturbative approaches must be rethought for high-contrast nanophotonics. The combination of strong periodicity with large field discontinuities at interfaces causes standard methods to fail, but succumbs to new generalizations, while some problems remain open.« less
Title: Photonic Crystals from Order to Disorder: Perturbative Methods in Nanophotonics
Publication Date: 2007-07-11
OSTI Identifier: 987269
DOE Contract Number: ACO2-06CH11357
Other Number(s): Other: 20070711-150146-1
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Resource Relation: Conference: APS Colloquium Series, Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois (United States), presented on July 11, 2007
Research Org: ANL-APS (Argonne National Laboratory-Advanced Photon Source (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Publisher: Advanced Photon Source (APS) Colloquium Series Video Collection
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:00:57
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27