Photonic crystals, in which the refractive index changes periodically, provide an exciting new tool for the manipulation of photons and have received keen interest from a variety of fields. This paper reviews the recent progress and future prospects of photonic crystals and their applications to photonic-nanostructure devices.
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Susumu Noda, "Recent Progresses and Future Prospects of Two- and Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 4554-4567 (2006)