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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1562–1567

Local infiltration of planar photonic crystals with UV-curable polymers

Pascale El-Kallassi, Sandor Balog, Romuald Houdré, Laurent Balet, Lianhe Li, Marco Francardi, Annamaria Gerardino, Andrea Fiore, Rolando Ferrini, and Libero Zuppiroli  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 1562-1567 (2008)

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We present the local polymer infiltration of planar photonic crystal cavities via a maskless laser-writing technique. After the infiltration of the air holes with a UV-curable monomer a focused laser is used to locally polymerize the monomer in selected holes at the cavity boundaries. We show that cavity modes with different symmetries can be differently tuned depending on the size and the position of the infiltrated region around the cavity.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(350.3450) Other areas of optics : Laser-induced chemistry
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2008
Published: September 2, 2008

Pascale El-Kallassi, Sandor Balog, Romuald Houdré, Laurent Balet, Lianhe Li, Marco Francardi, Annamaria Gerardino, Andrea Fiore, Rolando Ferrini, and Libero Zuppiroli, "Local infiltration of planar photonic crystals with UV-curable polymers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1562-1567 (2008)

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