and plasmonic materials with deterministic aperiodic lattices occupy a
unique space between periodic photonic crystals and random media. They
are characterized by long-range order without translational
periodicity. One well-known class of aperiodic photonic lattices are
quasicrystals. Aperiodic structures of various degrees of complexity
with and without rotational symmetries can be constructed by using
simple mathematical rules. Owing to their unique and tunable light
transport and localization properties, aperiodic photonic lattices find
applications in sensing, spectroscopy, solid-state lighting, frequency
conversion and quantum cryptography.
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