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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 15 — Jul. 24, 2006
  • pp: 6837–6843

Fabrication of photonic crystals with tunable surface orientation by holographic lithography

Yongchun Zhong, Lijun Wu, Huimin Su, Kam Sing Wong, and Hezhou Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 15, pp. 6837-6843 (2006)

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We demonstrate a novel approach for easy fabrication of 3 dimensional (3D) photonic crystals (PhCs) with adjustable surface orientation by introducing a specially designed matching prism into the previously reported single-beam laser holographic lithography. Large area (over 1 cm2) face-centered cubic (fcc) -type microstructures with (111) and (81¯1¯) surface orientations have been produced to demonstrate the capability and feasibility of this method. The reflection and transmission measurement agrees well with the corresponding band structure calculation. This method will open a new approach to study the surface-orientation related phenomena such as negative refraction in 3D PhCs, which is very difficult to be realized by other fabricating techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(220.3740) Optical design and fabrication : Lithography
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: April 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2006
Published: July 24, 2006

Yongchun Zhong, Lijun Wu, Huimin Su, Kam Sing Wong, and Hezhou Wang, "Fabrication of photonic crystals with tunable surface orientation by holographic lithography," Opt. Express 14, 6837-6843 (2006)

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