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Some emerging photonic technologies and their device impact: photonic crystals, plasmonics, and electromagnetically induced transparency
Author(s): Lars Thylen; Min Qiu
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Paper Abstract

Photonics is far behind electronics in maturity. The devices are orders of magnitude larger than their electronics counterparts and the functionality is low. But it appears that these issues are not fundamentally impossible to solve. In this paper some of the emerging possibilities to overcome the limitations mentioned above are briefly treated, and we discuss the utilization of these comparatively new phenomena to widen the application envelope of photonics technology to generate functions not normally associated with photonics. These developments could lead to quantum leaps in photonics devices, to complement the forceful engineering improvements. Examples of such potential candidate research fields for quantum leaps are: Coherent light matter interaction, plasmonics, quantum information and communications, photonic crystals, intersubband based devices. The list is by no means exhaustive. This paper will concentrate on coherent light matter interaction, plasmonics and photonic crystals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5825, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks, (3 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611344
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Lars Thylen, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Kista Photonics Research Ctr. (Sweden)
Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Min Qiu, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Kista Photonics Research Ctr. (Sweden)
Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5825:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks
John Gerard McInerney; Harold S. Gamble; Gerald Farrell; David M. Denieffe; Padraig Hughes; R. Alan Moore; Liam Barry, Editor(s)

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