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  • An Introduction To Photonic Crystals

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    CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Photonic Crystals Motivation In the last few decades, a new frontier has opened up due to tremendous advancement of semiconductor technology which have brought incredible changes to our society and the life of people. The aim has become to control the optical properties of materials. A massive range of technological developments become possible by engineering of such materials that respond to light waves over a desired range of frequencies. They can perfectly reflect the

  • A Little History Behind Photonic Band Gap Materials

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    Photonic Band Gap Materials:  A little history behind Photonic Band Gap materials (PBG)? In 1987, an American physicist and engineer named Eli Yablonovitch and Canadian physics professor from the University of Toronto Canada, Sajeev John constructed artificial structures that then became the concept of PBG material. In order to evaluate this concept they created a 3D prototype diamond lattice in Plexiglas, which is a type of acrylic glass material. With this creation they were able

  • Properties of Light

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    amount of the energy of the guided light is in form of evanescent waves which are very sensitive to changes occurring in the external environment, forms multilayer structural photonic band gap by propagating electromagnetic waves of certain wavelengths. The electromagnetic (EM) waves with frequencies falling within Photonic Band Gaps (PBGs) [1, 2] cannot propagate through the structure. The localized states can be created in the PBGs by introducing defects into the periodical structures. Due of their

  • Fiber-optic Communications

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    their idea should be called a photonic band gap. Phontonic crystals have the regular lattice structure of natural crystals. Their purpose is to try and trap light without destroying it. The trick is to not kill the photons but to tame them, by allowing light out when you want. Microchips are made of semiconductors and a semiconductor is a band gap. A band gap makes is possible to control the flow of electricity in a chip. In order to make light chips, you need the photonic equivalent of silicon: a material

  • Why Silicon Valley Integrated Photonics?

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    Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Why silicon integrated photonics? The observation by Gordon Moore in 1965 (now universally referred to as Moore’s law) that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every couple of years has become a beacon that continues to drive the electronics industry [1]. Integrated circuits have grown exponentially from the 30-transistor devices of 1965 to today’s high-end microprocessors exceeding 500 million transistors integrated on a silicon chip the

  • Photonics Lab Report

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    Photonics Lab Introduction In the world of communication, lasers can be very helpful in transporting a variety of information across the planet. In this experiment, we decided to advance our knowledge about lasers and perform more tedious activities with them. Instead of shooting lasers through a gelatin substance and reading angles in which they reflect, we were going to step it up a bit. This time our final goal was to be able to verbally communicate through space using a laser. Photonics is

  • X-Ray Diffraction Analysis

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    abbreviation for " X -ray diffraction ") is a powerful technique without destructive effects for characterizing crystalline materials. It provides information on structures, phases , preferred crystal orientations (texture) and other structural parameters such as average grain size , crystallinity , stress and defects in crystals . The diffraction peaks of the X -rays are produced by constructive interference of a monochromatic beam of X -rays released to specific angles of each set of lattice planes included

  • Construction Techniques

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    S.-Y.Wang, R.S. Williams, Optical metamaterials at near and mid-IR range fabricated by nanoimprint lithography, Appl. Phys. A 87 (2007) 147. [8] Na Liu, Hongcang Guo, Liwei Fu, Stefan Kaiser, Heinz Schweizer & Harald Giessen, Three-dimensional photonic metamaterials at optical frequencies, Nature Materials 7, 31 - 37 (2008) [9] S. Maruo, O. Nakamura, S. Kawata, Three-dimensional microfabrication with two-photon-absorbed photopolymerization, Opt. Lett. 22 (1997) 132. [10] Wei Zhao and Xiaopeng

  • The Gum Benzoin Tree

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    food preservative, therefore its capable of slowing down/halting the growth rate of bacteria that inhibit most foods. Benzoic acid is an organic molecule and in its crystalline (solid) state exists as a white powder, basically looks like tiny white crystals. Benzoic acid is a polar solute that is soluble in boiled water and less soluble in water at lower temperatures. Benzoic acids melting temperature is 122 degrees Celsius this enables it to dissolve in boiled water, although water must be heated above

  • Supercooling

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    the crystallization it doesn't turn to ice, no matter how cold it is. Although, in everyday life there are seed to trigger crystallization. The answer to why this works can be found in the physics of crystallization. To form a crystal you need something that the crystals can grow around a, nucleus of regularly arranged atoms (Science in school). Crystallization occurs most often when a liquid touches a solid surface or when the liquid contains crystalline impurities. It is kind of like the liquid

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