Ninth International Conference on

Photonic and Electromagnetic Crystal Structures

PECS-IX 2010

26-30 September 2010

Palacio de Congresos




Photonic and electromagnetic crystals offer unprecedented control of photons and have emerged as an important new class of optical materials. Continued developments in the analysis and calculation of photonic crystals, as well as rapid advances in nano-fabrication techniques, have enabled us to design and prototype ever more intricate and functional photonic crystal structures and devices. Novel photonic nanostructure devices such as ultrasmall channel add/drop filtering devices, new type of lasers and photonic fibers are developing rapidly. Construction of fully three dimensional photonic crystals continues to be an important aim for the development of photonic chips.

Over the past several years, even more exciting opportunities have arisen from the study of periodic structures. Metamaterials have offered a wealth of new phenomena, including negative refractive index, superlensing and cloaking. Slowing or even stopping light inside of photonic crystals is also being investigated.

Materials for fabricating photonic crystals are also expanding into all classes: organic, metallic, ceramic, magnetic, and dielectric. Combination of desirable properties and phenomena, such as nonlinearity and luminescence, from a wide variety of materials promises to bring about new and exciting applications.

While the sign of times has so far been mostly a battle agains undesired defects and disorder it has become clear in recent years the disorder in itself not only constitutes an academically interesting subject but can be an applicable property of these class of systems.

In PECS-IX, we hope to review the significant advances in the field and discuss future directions of photonic crystal and metamaterials research.


Prof. Cefe López

Dep. Materiales Fotónicos
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC)
Calle Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3
28049 Madrid, Spain

cefe @

Prof. Francisco J García Vidal

Dep. Física Teórica Materia Condensada
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Tomás y Valiente 3
28049 Madrid, Spain

fj.garcia @

International Committee

Sajeev John - University of  Toronto, Toronto, Canada Costas Soukoulis - Iowa State University, Iowa, USA
Martin Wegener - University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany Thomas Krauss - University of Saint Andrews, Scotland, UK
Che Ting Chan - Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong Ekmel Ozbay - Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Jelena Vuckovic - Stanford University, Stanford, USA Eli Yablonovitch - University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
Susumu Noda - Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan Diederik Wiersma - LENS, Florence, Italy
Yong-Hee Lee - Department of Physics, KAIST, Korea Thomas W. Ebbesen - University of Strasbourg, France
Sir John Pendry - Dep. Physics, Imperial College, London, UK Ben Eggleton - University of Sydney, Australia

Local Committee

Luisa Bausá - UAM, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain Niek van Hulst - ICFO, Institut deCiències Fotoniques, Castelldefels, Spain
Javier García de Abajo - IO, Instituto de Óptica (CSIC), Madrid, Spain José Sánchez-Dehesa - UPV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Luis Martín Moreno - ICMA, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (CSIC) Zaragoza, Spain Hernán Míguez - ICMSE, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla (CSIC) Seville, Spain
Lluis Marsal - Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain Ricardo Marqués - Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
Juan José Sáenz - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain Javier Aizpurua - Centro Física Materiales (CSIC) San Sebastián, Spain


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