Issue No. 06 - November/December (2001 vol. 3)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/5992.963426
A new class of materials, called photonic crystals, affects a photon's properties in much the same way that a semiconductor affects an electron's properties. The ability to mold and guide light leads naturally to novel applications in several fields, including optoelectronics and telecommunications. The authors present an introductory survey of the basic concepts and ideas, including results for never before possible photon phenomena.
A. Mekis, S. G. Johnson, J. D. Joannopoulos and S. Fan, "Molding the Flow of Light," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 3, no. , pp. 38-47, 2001.