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Nonlinear Optics of Photonic Crystals and Meta-Materials

Arthur R McGurn


This is a brief introduction to the ideas and phenomena that occur in the nonlinear optics of photonic crystals and meta-materials. These are illustrated within the context of simple models that provide an easy understanding of the physical phenomena that are important in these two rapidly developing areas of nano-photonic technology. An introduction and discussion of some of the basic principles of linear and nonlinear optical nano-systems are given. The focus is on engineered optical systems that have been of recent interest in physics, engineering, and applied mathematics for their opto-electronic applications. These include photonic crystals and meta-materials, and in the following discussions the operating principles of photonic crystals and meta-materials are outlined.

About Editors

Arthur McGurn has been a Professor of Physics at Western Michigan University since 1993 where he is a member of the Condensed Matter Physics group. He received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1975. He is a Fellow of the IOP, the APS, The Electromagnetics Academy, and the Optical Society of America.

Table of Contents

Introduction / A simple model of nonlinear dielectrics / Basic properties of photonic crystals / Basic properties of meta-materials / Nonlinearity in photonic crystal and meta-material waveguides / Nonlinear differential equations in physics and their soliton solutions / Difference equations in physics / Additional aspects and applications of nonlinearity / Alternative computer modeling of waveguides with Kerr media


Paperback ISBN: 9780750327947

Ebook ISBN: 9781681741710

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4107-9

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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