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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 704–713

Theoretical and experimental study of the Suzuki-phase photonic crystal lattice by angle-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy

Alfonso Rodríguez Alija, Luis Javier Martínez, Pablo Aitor Postigo, Jose Sánchez-Dehesa, Matteo Galli, Alberto Politi, Maddalena Patrini, Lucio Claudio Andreani, Christian Seassal, and Pierre Viktorovitch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 704-713 (2007)

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A complete theoretical and experimental analysis of the photonic band structure for the Suzuki-phase lattice is presented. The band diagrams were calculated by two-dimensional plane wave expansion and three-dimensional guided-mode expansion methods. Angle resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy has been used to measure the emission of the photonic crystal structure realized in active InAsP/InP slabs. Photonic bands with a very low group velocity along an entire direction of the reciprocal lattice have been measured, which may have important applications on future photonic devices. The experimentally determined dispersion is in very good agreement with the calculated photonic bands. The presence of defect modes produced by microcavities in the Suzuki-phase lattice has also been established.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2006
Published: January 22, 2007

Alfonso R. Alija, Luis J. Martínez, Pablo A. Postigo, Jose Sánchez-Dehesa, Matteo Galli, Alberto Politi, Maddalena Patrini, Lucio C. Andreani, Christian Seassal, and Pierre Viktorovitch, "Theoretical and experimental study of the Suzuki-phase photonic crystal lattice by angle-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy," Opt. Express 15, 704-713 (2007)

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