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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2101–2108

Spectral emission imaging to map photonic properties below the crystal surface of 3D photonic crystals

Christian Blum, Allard P. Mosk, Cees Otto, Willem L. Vos, and Vinod Subramaniam  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 11, pp. 2101-2108 (2009)

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We present the application of spectral emission imaging microscopy as a method to quantitatively map photonic properties from below the surface of strongly interacting photonic three-dimensional (3D) crystals. We excite emission from emitters deep inside a photonic crystal and record the local emission spectra with micrometer lateral resolution. The recorded directional emission spectra are modified by Bragg diffraction, which we use to determine the local stop-band attenuation, center frequency, and width. Assembling the values obtained into spatial maps yields detailed access to the distributions of the local photonic properties below the crystal surface. We demonstrate this approach by analyzing the emission from the fluorescent protein DsRed2 infiltrated inside self-organized 3D titanium dioxide inverse opals.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

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Original Manuscript: June 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2009
Published: October 16, 2009

Christian Blum, Allard P. Mosk, Cees Otto, Willem L. Vos, and Vinod Subramaniam, "Spectral emission imaging to map photonic properties below the crystal surface of 3D photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 2101-2108 (2009)

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