Great efforts has been made on fabricating photonic crystals (PCs) with photonic band gaps (PBGs) during the past decade. Three-dimensional (3D) log pile PC was fabricated fast by direct femtosecond laser writing in ORMOCER. Qualitative analysis of the errors of PC was investigated using the Image Pro Plus. Surface qualities such as bending, distortion, and surface roughness were shown, and the band gap in the infrared wavelength region was observed. Meanwhile, the theory was experimentally verified that the center of PBG diminishes as the crystal lattice period reduces. Therefore, it is possible to fabricate PCs whose band gap range is from the near-infrared to visible wave band.
© 2008 Chinese Optics Letters
Haifeng Yang, Ming Zhou, Juan Dai, Jianke Di, and Enlan Zhao, "Performance testing of log pile photonic crystal fast-fabricated by direct femtosecond laser writing," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 864-867 (2008)