We review recent work on photonic-crystal fabrication using soft-lithography techniques. We consider applications of the resulting structures in energy-related areas such as lighting and solar-energy harvesting. In general, our aim is to introduce the reader to the concepts of photonic crystals, describe their history, development, and fabrication techniques and discuss a selection of energy-related applications.
Kristen P. Constant,
"Photonic crystal: energy-related applications," Journal of Photonics for Energy 2(1), 021012 (8 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.2.021012