Periodic nanostructures for photonics

  • Author: K. Busch, G. von Freymann, S. Linden, S.F. Mingalaeev, L. Tkeshelashvili, and M. Wegener
  • Source: Phys. Rep. 444, 101 (2007)
  • Date: Juni, 2007
  • Abstract:

    Periodic nanostructures in photonics facilitate a far-reaching control of light propagation and light–matter interaction. This article reviews the current status of this subject, including both recent progress and well-established results. The primary focus is on the basic physical principles and potential applications associated with the existence of Bragg scattering, photonic band structures, and engineered effective-medium properties in periodic dielectric and metallo-dielectric systems. In addition, we discuss advantages and limitations of various theoretical and numerical approaches as well as of those fabrication techniques that have specifically been developed for this field.