Chapter 9. Photonic Crystals

  1. Paras N. Prasad

Published Online: 26 AUG 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471670251.ch9



How to Cite

Prasad, P. N. (2004) Photonic Crystals, in Nanophotonics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471670251.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 AUG 2004
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471649885

Online ISBN: 9780471670254



  • photonic crystals;
  • theoretical modeling;
  • features;
  • fabrication;
  • methods;
  • optical circuitry;
  • nonlinear photonic crystals;
  • photonic crystal fibers (PCF);
  • optical communications;
  • photonic crystal sensors


Chapter 9 presents the subject of photonic crystals, which is another major thrust of nanophotonics that is receiving a great deal of worldwide attention. Photonic crystals are periodic nanostructures. The chapter covers concepts, methods of fabrication, theoretical methods to calculate their band structure, and applications of photonic crystals. One can easily omit the theory section and still appreciate the novel features of photonic crystals, which are clearly and concisely described.