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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 27331–27343

Multiplexing complex two-dimensional photonic superlattices

Martin Boguslawski, Andreas Kelberer, Patrick Rose, and Cornelia Denz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 27331-27343 (2012)

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We introduce a universal method to optically induce multiperiodic photonic complex superstructures bearing two-dimensional (2D) refractive index modulations over several centimeters of elongation. These superstructures result from the accomplished superposition of 2D fundamental periodic structures. To find the specific sets of fundamentals, we combine particular spatial frequencies of the respective Fourier series expansions, which enables us to use nondiffracting beams in the experiment showing periodic 2D intensity modulation in order to successively develop the desired multiperiodic structures. We present the generation of 2D photonic staircase, hexagonal wire mesh and ratchet structures, whose succeeded generation is confirmed by phase resolving methods using digital-holographic techniques to detect the induced refractive index pattern.

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OCIS Codes
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 19, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

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Nonlinear Photonics (2012) Optics Express

Martin Boguslawski, Andreas Kelberer, Patrick Rose, and Cornelia Denz, "Multiplexing complex two-dimensional photonic superlattices," Opt. Express 20, 27331-27343 (2012)

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