Special Issue "Photonic Crystals"


A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yuri Kivshar
Nonlinear Physics Centre, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
Website: http://wwwrsphysse.anu.edu.au/nonlinear/people/YuriKivshar.shtml
E-Mail: ysk124@physics.anu.edu.au
Phone: +61 02 612 53081
Interests: lattice vibrations; nonlinear dynamics; localized modes; solitons; photonic crystals; metamaterials

Guest Editor
Prof. Mikhail Limonov
Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Politekhnicheskaya ul. 26, St. Petersburg, 194021, Russia
E-Mail: m.limonov@mail.ioffe.ru

Guest Editor
Dr. Mikhail Rybin
Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Politekhnicheskaya ul. 26, St. Petersburg, 194021, Russia.
E-Mail: m.rybin@mail.ioffe.ru

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

More than 25 years have passed after the publication of the pioneering papers of S. John and E. Yablonovich, which opened up a new and exciting field of research on artificial periodic structures for electromagnetic waves. These structures are now known as “photonic crystals”. Photonic crystals offer unprecedented control on photons and have emerged as an important new class of optical materials. More importantly, the field of photonic crystals brings together the seemingly different areas of optics and solid state physics, and exploit many important concepts known from the electron theory and condensed matter physics. Such concepts include discreteness, tight-binding approximation, Bloch states, energy bandgaps, etc. More important recent developments include the studies of disorder, topological insulators, nonlinear effects, and other types of periodic photonic structures, such as optical lattices.

This Special Issue will focus on the most recent advances in the field of photonic crystals and structured photonic materials. Topics will include, but are not limited to, recent advances in the design of novel photonic structures and photonic-crystal devices, as well as the fabrication of novel photonic micro‐ and nanostructures; studies of intrinsic and extrinsic disorder effects in the optical properties of ordered structures; nonlinear optical effects in periodic and related structures; resonant effects, such as  Fano resonance; the physics and applications of photonic-crystal waveguides, fibres, microcavities, and other photonic-crystal based integrated optics; magnetic photonic and metal‐dielectric periodic electromagnetic and plasmonic structures; and various approaches for light control in photovoltaic devices, which are based on concepts of photonic crystals.

Prof. Dr. Yuri Kivshar
Prof. Mikhail Limonov
Dr. Mikhail Rybin
Guest Editors


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  • photonic crystal
  • bandgap
  • photonic structures
  • Bloch waves
  • localization
  • resonances

Published Papers (2 papers)

by , , ,  and
Crystals 2014, 4(3), 342-350; doi:10.3390/cryst4030342
Received: 21 May 2014; in revised form: 29 May 2014 / Accepted: 4 July 2014 / Published: 16 July 2014
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by  and
Crystals 2014, 4(3), 209-227; doi:10.3390/cryst4030209
Received: 10 May 2014; in revised form: 6 June 2014 / Accepted: 9 June 2014 / Published: 1 July 2014
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Last update: 15 November 2013

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