Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light (Second Edition)Since it was first published in 1995, Photonic Crystals has remained the definitive text for both undergraduates and researchers on photonic bandgap materials and their use in controlling the propagation of light. This newly expanded and revised edition covers the latest developments in the field, providing the most uptodate, concise, and comprehensive book available on these novel materials and their applications. Starting from Maxwell's equations and Fourier analysis, the authors develop the theoretical tools of photonics using principles of linear algebra and symmetry, emphasizing analogies with traditional solidstate physics and quantum theory. They then investigate the unique phenomena that take place within photonic crystals at defect sites and surfaces, from one to three dimensions. This new edition includes entirely new chapters describing important hybrid structures that use band gaps or periodicity only in some directions: periodic waveguides, photoniccrystal slabs, and photoniccrystal fibers. The authors demonstrate how the capabilities of photonic crystals to localize light can be put to work in devices such as filters and splitters. A new appendix provides an overview of computational methods for electromagnetism. Existing chapters have been considerably updated and expanded to include many new threedimensional photonic crystals, an extensive tutorial on device design using temporal coupledmode theory, discussions of diffraction and refraction at crystal interfaces, and more. Richly illustrated and accessibly written, Photonic Crystals is an indispensable resource for students and researchers.

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The best book on Photonic Crystals ................. for getting the basics right.
As an author of this book, I just wanted to to point out that the publishers have granted us permission to post a PDF of the entire book on our web site for free download, at abinitio.mit.edu/book ... we hope this will be helpful in your educational and research endeavors!
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Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light John D. Joannopoulos,Robert David Meade,Joshua N. Winn No preview available  1995 
Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light John D. Joannopoulos,Steven G. Johnson,Joshua N. Winn,Robert D. Meade No preview available  2008 