We make use of a dual beam multiple-exposure (DBME) holographic technique for the formation of all 14 Bravais lattices of three-dimensional photonic crystal microstructures. For simplicity of experimental implementation, the DBME method has been modified such that, prior to each exposure, once the proper angle between the wave vectors of the interfering beams is chosen, a single axis rotation of the recording medium gives the desired results. The parameters required for the generation of the lattice structures have been derived by appropriate modification of interference of four noncoplanar beams (IFNB) analysis for corresponding implementation in the DBME technique, and the results have been verified by computer simulations. After giving a comparative study of the results with the IFNB method, recording geometries for the DBME approach are also proposed in order to realize all 14 Bravais lattices experimentally.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2008
Published: April 10, 2008
Ashish Dwivedi, Jolly Xavier, Joby Joseph, and Kehar Singh, "Formation of all fourteen Bravais lattices of three-dimensional photonic crystal structures by a dual beam multiple-exposure holographic technique," Appl. Opt. 47, 1973-1980 (2008)