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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 61–72

Pattern-integrated interference [Invited]

Thomas K. Gaylord, Matthieu C. R. Leibovici, and Guy M. Burrow  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp. 61-72 (2013)

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Pattern-integrated interference (PII) is described as a logical progression starting from the primary precursors of interference and holography. PII produces, in a single-exposure step, a periodic interference pattern with preselected periods absent. These blocked periods, for example, can form the nonperiodic functional elements of a photonic-crystal device or the circuit elements in a periodic-layout-design semiconductor chip. Various possible system configurations for PII are presented and compared. Example PII-produced intensity patterns for a photonic-crystal microresonator filter and an optical switch are simulated and discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(070.2615) Fourier optics and signal processing : Frequency filtering
(110.4235) Imaging systems : Nanolithography
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2012
Published: December 21, 2012

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Thomas K. Gaylord, Matthieu C. R. Leibovici, and Guy M. Burrow, "Pattern-integrated interference [Invited]," Appl. Opt. 52, 61-72 (2013)

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