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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 22005–22011

Wavelength tuning of planar photonic crystals by local processing of individual holes

H. H. J. E. Kicken, P. F. A. Alkemade, R. W. van der Heijden, F. Karouta, R. Nötzel, E. van der Drift, and H. W. M. Salemink  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 22005-22011 (2009)

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Tuning of the resonant wavelength of a single hole defect cavity in planar photonic crystals was demonstrated using transmission spectroscopy. Local post-production processing of single holes in a planar photonic crystal is carried out after selectively opening a masking layer by focused ion beam milling. The resonance was blue-shifted by enlargement of selected holes using local wet chemical etching and red-shifted by infiltration with liquid crystals. This method can be applied to precisely control the resonant frequency, and can also be used for mode selective tuning.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: August 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 5, 2009
Published: November 17, 2009

H. H. J. E. Kicken, P. F. A. Alkemade, R. W. van der Heijden, F. Karouta, R. Nötzel, E. van der Drift, and H. W. M. Salemink, "Wavelength tuning of planar photonic crystals by local processing of individual holes," Opt. Express 17, 22005-22011 (2009)

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