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Novel Functionalities with Photonic Nanostructures

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Selected Topics in Photonics

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The motivation for research on photonic nanostructures is twofold. One is to attempt the miniaturization of standard optical devices and the other is to explore novel functionalities, otherwise unknown in bulk optical media. This article describes the work carried out using very inexpensive fabrication methods on the development of a few active and passive devices based on 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D photonic crystals , all with feature sizes below 300 nm.

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The work presented here is related to the thesis work of a number of former and current PhD students, most notably the work of M. Srinivas Reddy, Ummer K.V, Dipak Rout, Govind Kumar, and Arpita Haldar. I thank them for their hard work. I have benefited through discussions with Dr. S. Sinha, Dr. A.K. Ray (both from BARC, Mumbai), Prof.K. Sakoda (NIMS, Japan) and Prof. M. Premaratne (Monash University, Australia). Experimental work has received sponsored funding from DST, BRNS, and DRDO, which helped us to address challenging problems.

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Vijaya, R. (2018). Novel Functionalities with Photonic Nanostructures. In: Pradhan, A., Krishnamurthy, P. (eds) Selected Topics in Photonics. IITK Directions, vol 2. Springer, Singapore.

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