We report the fabrication of photonic crystals in lithium niobate crystal by using femtosecond laser-induced microexplosion method. Photonic stop gaps with ~30% suppression rate for a 16-layer FCC structure have been observed.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
G. Zhou and M. Gu, "Fabrication of 3D Photonic Crystals in Lithium Niobate by Use of Femtosecond Laser-Induced Microexplosion," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CTuAA3.
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