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EECE 395-1: Photonic Crystals. Professor Sharon Weiss. Timeline of Important Events Related to the Development of the Photonic Crystal Research Area. MW 3:10 - 4:25 PM. Featheringill 300. 1873. Maxwell’s electromagnetic theory published [Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism]. 1940s.

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Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

EECE 395-1: Photonic Crystals

Professor Sharon Weiss

Timeline of Important Events Related to the Development of the Photonic Crystal Research Area

MW 3:10 - 4:25 PM

Featheringill 300


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1873

  • Maxwell’s electromagnetic theory published [Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism]


1940s

1940s

  • Development of multilayer filters expedited by WWII (these are first “1-D photonic crystals” although they were not named as such at the time)


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1977

  • P. Yeh published general theory of electromagnetic propagation in periodic optical structures [P. Yeh et al., J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 423 (1977)]

2005 Edition Book


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1979

  • “Photon energy-band structure” name first used [K. Ohtaka, Phys. Rev. B 19, 5057 (1979)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1987

  • E. Yablonovitch and S. John write seminal papers introducing concept of photonic band gap as it is know today [E. Yablonovitch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2059 (1987) & S. John, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 2486 (1987)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1991

  • E. Yablonovitch first demonstrates 3-D photonic crystal in microwave region [E. Yablonovitch et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 2295 (1991)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1996

  • First 3-D photonic crystal in GaAs with band gap near 1.5 mm fabricated [C. C. Cheng et al., Physica Scripta T68, 17 (1996)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1996

  • First demonstration of superprism effect in photonic crystals on the millimeter scale [S.Y. Lin et al., Opt. Lett. 21, 1771 (1996)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1997

  • Demonstration of 1-D photonic crystal waveguide near 1.5 mm [J.S. Foresi et al., Nature 390, 143 (1997)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1998

  • Guiding and bending of light in a 2-D photonic crystal waveguide shown experimentally on the millimeter scale [S.Y. Lin et al., Science 282, 274 (1998)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1998

  • Demonstration of superprism phenomenon in photonic crystals in near-IR region [H. Kosaka et al., Phys. Rev. B 58, R10096 (1998)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1999

  • Photonic crystal fiber formed [R.F. Cregan et al., Science 285, 1537 (1999)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1999

  • Demonstration of silicon-based 2-D photonic crystal near 1.5 mm [S. Rowson et al., J. Lighwave Tech. 17, 1989 (1999)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1999

  • 3-D photonic band gap shown near 1.5 mm in lithographically formed silicon-based photonic crystal [S.Y. Lin and J.G. Fleming, J. Lightwave Tech. 17, 1944 (1999)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

1999

  • Demonstration of photonic crystal laser near 1.5 mm [O.J. Painter et al., J. Lightwave Tech. 17, 2082 (1999)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

2000

  • Silicon inverse opal with a complete 3-D photonic band gap near 1.5 mm synthesized [A. Blanco et al., Nature 405, 437 (2000)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

2000

  • Waveguiding in 2-D silicon photonic crystal demonstrated near 1.5 mm [Loncar et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 77 1937 (2000)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

2000

  • Number of publications related to photonics crystals increases dramatically


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

2003

  • Photonic crystal laser s for chemical detection demonstrated [M. Loncar et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4648 (2003]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

2003

  • Channel drop filters demonstrated in silicon-based 2-D photonic crystals [Y. Akahane et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1512 (2003)]


Eece 395 1 photonic crystals

2005

  • Highest reported photonic crystal Q-factor of 6 x 105 achieved based on nanocavity fabricated in a silicon-based 2-D photonic crystal slab [B. S. Song et al., Nature Materials 4, 207 (2005]


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