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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 8277–8285

Photonic crystal spectrometer

Nadia K. Pervez, Warren Cheng, Zhang Jia, Marshall P. Cox, Hassan M. Edrees, and Ioannis Kymissis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 8277-8285 (2010)

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We demonstrate a new kind of optical spectrometer employing photonic crystal patterns to outcouple waveguided light from a transparent substrate. This spectrometer consists of an array of photonic crystal patterns, nanofabricated in a polymer on a glass substrate, combined with a camera. The camera captures an image of the light outcoupled from the patterned substrate; the array of patterns produces a spatially resolved map of intensities for different wavelength bands. The intensity map of the image is converted into a spectrum using the photonic crystal pattern response functions. We present a proof of concept by characterizing a white LED with our photonic crystal spectrometer.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2010
Published: April 5, 2010

Nadia K. Pervez, Warren Cheng, Zhang Jia, Marshall P. Cox, Hassan M. Edrees, and Ioannis Kymissis, "Photonic crystal spectrometer," Opt. Express 18, 8277-8285 (2010)

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