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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — May. 2, 2005
  • pp: 3348–3354

Square spiral 3D photonic bandgap crystals at telecommunications frequencies

Martin O. Jensen and Michael J. Brett  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 3348-3354 (2005)

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We present evidence of complete, three-dimensional photonic bandgaps in obliquely deposited thin films with a porous microstructure of tetragonally arranged square spirals. We further present a capability to engineer the bandgap center to wavelengths as low as 1.65 µm, with bandgap widths of up to 10.9%. Using new deposition methods that provide detailed control over the photonic crystal dimensions and morphology, this approach allows advanced photonic crystal architectures to be realized over large scales with uncomplicated fabrication technology.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

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Original Manuscript: March 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2005
Published: May 2, 2005

Martin Jensen and Michael Brett, "Square spiral 3D photonic bandgap crystals at telecommunications frequencies," Opt. Express 13, 3348-3354 (2005)

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