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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 11 — May. 29, 2006
  • pp: 4873–4879

Band gap of hexagonal 2D photonic crystals with elliptical holes recorded by interference lithography

F. Quiñónez, J. W. Menezes, L. Cescato, V. F. Rodriguez-Esquerre, H. Hernandez-Figueroa, and R. D. Mansano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 11, pp. 4873-4879 (2006)

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Two-dimensional hexagonal photonic crystals can be recorded using the simple superimposition of two interference patterns rotated by 60°. Such process generates high contrast masks, however, it generates elliptical cross section structures instead of cylinders. We study the PBG properties of the experimentally feasible geometries, using this technique and we demonstrate that the effect of this asymmetric shape is a reduction in the PBG map area, for TE polarization, in comparison with cylindrical structures. On the other hand, it appears a PBG for TM polarization.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2006
Published: May 29, 2006

F. Quiñónez, J. W. Menezes, L. Cescato, V. F. Rodriguez-Esquerre, H. Hernandez-Figueroa, and R. D. Mansano, "Band gap of hexagonal 2D photonic crystals with elliptical holes recorded by interference lithography," Opt. Express 14, 4873-4879 (2006)

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