Photonic crystal formed by the imaginary part of the refractive index.

@article{Li2010PhotonicCF,
  title={Photonic crystal formed by the imaginary part of the refractive index.},
  author={Jun-Tao Li and Bing Bing Liang and Yikun Liu and Peiqing Zhang and Jianying Zhou and Sergey O Klimonsky and Alexander S Slesarev and Yuri D. Tretyakov and Liam O'Faolain and Thomas F. Krauss},
  journal={Advanced materials},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 24},
  pages={2676-9}
}
2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag Gmb Photonic crystals (PhCs) are widely studied photonic structures that provide unprecedented control over the propagation of light. The large majority of PhCs are formed by a periodic modulation of the refractive index, i.e., a modulation of the real part of the dielectric constant. Additional functionality can be created by including absorbing features into the structure, thus creating PhCs out of materials with complex dielectric index. This is particularly interesting… CONTINUE READING