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Linear and nonlinear optics in photonic crystals
Author(s): Igor V. Melnikov
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Paper Abstract

The history of resonance photonic crystals started with the pursuit for control over spontaneous decay in a photonic bandgap structure. Initiated by Bykov in optics, it was however implemented for the first time in the microwave domain by Yablonovitch et al. in 1991. This prediction of suppression of spontaneous emission of photons by a two-level atom turned into enhancement of optical nonlinearities, optical soliton generation and transport, and addressable light localization that is due to both structure and optically active defect created inside the crystal. This article reviews both fundamental theoretical ideas in the resonance photonic crystal with defect inside and selected experimental developments in the sense that reflects interests and expertise of the author.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8636, Advances in Slow and Fast Light VI, 86361L (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2013185
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Igor V. Melnikov, National Research Univ. of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8636:
Advances in Slow and Fast Light VI
Selim M. Shahriar; Frank A. Narducci, Editor(s)

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