In the present book Photonic Materials: Recent Advances and Emerging Applications, the latest trends and research in the broad field of photonics and photonic materials applications is presented.
The chapters are categorized under broad tracks. In Photonic Crystals, Chapter 1 summarizes recent developments in the field of photonic crystals by presenting the utmost frequent and necessary optical devices established on PCs such as optical logic gates, optical power splitters, polarization splitters, sensing devices, and lasers. In Chapter 2, a novel design for an all-optical XOR gate using 2D photonic crystals has been proposed and investigated. Chapter 3 investigates and studies the effect of hydrostatic pressure on the reflectance and transmittance properties of the one-dimensional PC containing germanium (Ge). Plasmonics is an emerging and fast-growing branch of science and technology that focuses on the coupling of light to the free electron density in metals. Chapter 4 provides a comprehensive description of the theoretical approaches adopted to investigate the dispersion relation of graphene surface plasmons, types of graphene surface plasmons and their interactions with photons, phonons and electrons and experimental techniques. Renewable energy is the future in a power hungry world. Solar Cells and Materials are hence forth going to play a vital role in energy sector. In Chapter 5, the third generation solar cells, in regards to materials, production, fabrication process, energy payback time, efficiency and applications have been critically analyzed. Chapter 6 gives a brief overview of the recent researches of graphene in solar cell applications. Nanophotonics is a component of the broad field of nanotechnology which studies the characteristics of light on nanometer scales. Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 focus upon the recent developments in nanophotonics. Some Novel Photonic Materials are considered next. 2D materials are believed to be the future solution to various photonics and opto-electronic technology including fiber laser. In Chapter 10, the application of monochalcogenides, trandition metal dichalcogenides and MXenes is reviewed from the viewpoint of fiber laser technology. Bragg Fibers have tremendous practical applications hence spanning a large body of research. In Chapter 11, the propagation and dispersion properties of hollow-core Bragg fibre waveguides for both high and low refractive index contrasts of cladding materials are explored and compared. In Chapter 12, an attractive research to review the biological motivation behind the development of multilayer photonic nanostructure is studied. Silicon photonics allows for high yield and complex integration with large processing, packaging, and testing availability. Chapter 13 analyzes different approaches to modeling fabrication variations in photonic integrated circuits. Finally, Chapter 14 gives a comprehensive review of different types of smart materials, their preparation, characteristics and applications.
About the editors:
Aavishkar Katti earned his Bachelors and Masters in Physics with a specialization in Lasers and Spectroscopy from University of Delhi (Delhi, India). He then completed his Ph.D in the field of theoretical nonlinear optics from the Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi, India). His doctoral research work was on Optical Solitons in Nonlinear Optical Materials. He has qualified the intensely competitive National Eligibility Test required for a teaching position in India. He joined as Assistant Professor in Department of Physics at Banasthali Vidyapith (Rajasthan, India) in 2017 where he was teaching till April 2021. He is now Assistant Professor at MIT World Peace University (Pune, India). His areas of interest include Nonlinear Optics and Nonlinear Dynamics. He has published in many reputed and indexed journals and has a track record of robust independent research. He has recently authored a research monograph on Optical Solitons which has been published by Springer Nature. He has been awarded with Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India’s prestigious Core Research Grant(CRG) of more than 25 lakhs recently .He is reviewer for many reputed journals in the field of optics and photonics. He has supervised many students for Masters dissertation and for their doctorate.
Dr. Yogesh Sharma received his B.Sc. (P.C.M) and M.Sc. (Physics) degree from CCS University Meerut, India in Ph.D. degree in Physics (Photonics & Optics), from Department of Physics, Institute Of Science, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi, India. Dr. Sharma also did Postdoctoral Research (PDF) at the Institute for Plasma Research Institute (IPR), Department of Atomic Energy, Gandhinagar Gujarat, India. Dr. Sharma has expertise in Photonic Crystals and Metamerials with a good academic record and experience in teaching and research along with laboratories. He joined Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary (SGT) University Gurugram, Haryana, as an Assistant Professor from 1 February 2020 up to present (Continuing). He has several research papers (More then 15 as first author in SCIE Web of Science & communicating also), book chapter (2) good reputed Peer-reviewed SCI international journals and attended many Conference, ATM workshops, Training Program, Poster presentation, Oral presentation, School and Symposium. He also has collaboration in research work with the Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) Department of Atomic Energy Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi UP, Banashthali University Jaipur, Rajasthan and MIT WP University Pune Maharashtra.
Photonic Materials, Lasers, Optics, Nonlinear Optics, Plasmonics, Optical Fiber, Photonic Crystal Fiber, Photonic Crystals, Nanophotonics, Silicon Photonics.
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