The second volume of the book concerns the characterization approach of photonic crystals, photonic crystal lasers, photonic crystal waveguides and plasmonics including the introduction of innovative systems and materials. Photonic crystal materials promises to enable all-optical computer circuits and could also be used to make ultra low-power light sources.
Why to deal with lasers?
Lasers are used for medical applications
Lasers may be the key part for future power plants (fusion reactors)
tubes contain the laser beams
1 ns pulse duration, 45 kJ/pulse, 100 TW peak power
Lawrence-Livermore Laboratory, USA,
National Ingnition Facilty, NOVA laser system
Lasers are a key part of todays
consumer electronics, telecommunication, and computer technology
Digital Video Disk (DVD)
This is the first book to cover the history, structure, and application of atomic force microscopy in cell biology. Presented in the clear, well-illustrated style of the Methods in Cell Biology series, it introduces the atomic force microscope (AFM) to its readers and enables them to tap the power and scope of this technology to further their own research. A practical laboratory guide for use of the atomic force and photonic force microscopes, it provides updated technology and methods in force spectroscopy.
The field of photonics is enormously broad, covering everything from light sources
to geometric and wave optics to fiber optics. Laser and light source technology is a
subset of photonics whose importance is often underestimated. This book focuses on
these technologies with a good degree of depth, without attempting to be overly
broad and all-inclusive of various photonics concepts. For example, fiber optics is
largely omitted in this book except when relevant, such as when fiber amplifiers
This book comprises the contributions of several authors in the area of polymer
characterization by atomic force microscopy of the polymer network structure formed
in Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals Cells; polymerization by microwave irradiation
method of starch/acrylic acid/acrylamide; polymerization of olefins; emulsion
polymerization; ring opening polymerization; cationic polymerization of vinyl
monomers ; block and graft copolymerization by controlled/living polymerization;
fabrication of doped microstructures by two-photon polymerization; rheology of
biomaterials; plant cell wall ...
Photons interact with matter because matter contains electric charges. The electric field of light exerts forces on the electric charges and dipoles in atoms, molecules, and solids, causing them to vibrate or accelerate. Conversely,