Photonic properties of non-crystalline solids

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Abstract

Photonic crystals, periodic arrangements of two or more dielectric materials, have been studied for more than two decades as a means of controlling and manipulating the flow of light. These lectures describe recent progress in designing non-periodic photonic solids. The aim is to find arrangements of dielectric materials that produce substantial complete photonic band gaps that block light in all directions and for all polarizations over a range of frequencies. Methods are described for constructing quasicrystalline examples with a wide range of rotational symmetries and a special class of isotropic, disordered photonic band gap materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" - Nano Optics and Atomics
Subtitle of host publicationTransport of Light and Matter Waves
Pages25-50
Number of pages26
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventInternational School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" on Nano Optics and Atomics: Transport of Light and Matter Waves - Varenna, Italy
Duration: Jun 23 2009Jul 3 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"
Volume173
ISSN (Print)0074-784X
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8195

Other

OtherInternational School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" on Nano Optics and Atomics: Transport of Light and Matter Waves
CountryItaly
CityVarenna
Period6/23/097/3/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Steinhardt, P. J. (2011). Photonic properties of non-crystalline solids. In Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" - Nano Optics and Atomics: Transport of Light and Matter Waves (pp. 25-50). (Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"; Vol. 173). https://doi.org/10.3254/978-1-60750-755-0-25