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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 20 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 13236–13243

Investigation of optical properties of circular spiral photonic crystals

Nir Grossman, Aleksandr Ovsianikov, Alexander Petrov, Manfred Eich, and Boris Chichkov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 20, pp. 13236-13243 (2007)

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The photonic bandgap of three-dimensional photonic crystals, formed by arranging circular spirals in face-centre-cubic lattice, was theoretically investigated. The structure was found to have a relative photonic bandgap of up to 25% in both direct and inversed configurations. The conditions under which the structure has a bandgap larger than 10% are described. Some considerations for optimizing such photonic crystal fabrication by two-photon polymerization are given. The theoretical results are implemented to fabricate polymeric structures that can be used as templates for photonic crystals with full photonic bandgap larger than 10% centered in the near-infrared region.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: August 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2007
Published: September 27, 2007

Nir Grossman, Aleksandr Ovsianikov, Alexander Petrov, Manfred Eich, and Boris Chichkov, "Investigation of optical properties of circular spiral photonic crystals," Opt. Express 15, 13236-13243 (2007)

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