Microphotonics - Materials, Physics and Applications: Volume 637

Reports in this collection, first published in 2001, address progress and problems in the emerging field of microphotonics. Papers highlight materials systems with high refractive index contrast and processing; microcavities and spontaneous emission enhancements; high-speed photonics and nonlinear optics; tuning and detuning of resonators; waveguides and low bending losses; filters and splitters; and detectors. Topics include: microphotonics and lithographic structures; theory, simulation and enhanced emission; waveguides and emitters; novel material photonic crystals; fabrication of photonic crystals by self-assembly; and patterning and templating of photonic crystals.