## Effects of structural fluctuations on the photonic bandgap during fabrication of a photonic crystal: a study of a photonic crystal with a finite number of periods

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 1398-1402 (1999)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.001398

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### Abstract

We study theoretically the effects of structural fluctuations on the photonic bandgap during fabrication for the case of a photonic crystal with a finite number of periods. We use the transfer-matrix method to calculate the transmission spectra of the photonic crystals. The results of our calculations show that, even with a misalignment irregularity of 18%, the bandgap remains as large as 10%.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

**OCIS Codes**

(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics

(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission

(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

**Citation**

Alongkarn Chutinan and Susumu Noda, "Effects of structural fluctuations on the photonic bandgap during fabrication of a photonic crystal: a study of a photonic crystal with a finite number of periods," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B **16**, 1398-1402 (1999)

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