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Novel optical phenomena with photonic crystals
Author(s): Chiyan Luo; Steven G. Johnson; Marin Soljacic; John D. Joannopoulos; John B. Pendry
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Paper Abstract

In this work we present an introduction to photonic crystals by discussing the basic concepts and principles behind these artificial materials, as well as their abilities to control light and enable unusual optical phenomena. We will focus on specific examples including (1) negative refraction of light, (2) the superprism effect (anomalous electromagnetic dispersion), and (3) the possibility of superlensing (subwavelength focusing). These are very general results based on direct solutions of Maxwell’s equations, and can consequently be of relevance to many areas of science and technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2004
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5166, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts, (30 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.507491
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Chiyan Luo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Steven G. Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Marin Soljacic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
John D. Joannopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
John B. Pendry, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5166:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes: Innovative Technologies and Concepts
Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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