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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15531–15538

Near-field studies of microwave three-dimensional photonic crystals with waveguides

Rong-Juan Liu, Zhi-Yuan Li, Fei Zhou, and Dao-Zhong Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15531-15538 (2007)

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By utilizing a vector network analyzer, the field distributions on the surface of a three-dimensional woodpile photonic crystal with a straight waveguide or a bend waveguide buried under the surface were measured in the microwave regime. The information of field profile and propagation characteristics of the guided modes can be successfully extracted from the surface near-field measurement. This work indicates that the near-field detection can become a promising means for experimental characterization of three-dimensional photonic crystal devices in supplement to the usual transmission spectrum measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(210.4245) Optical data storage : Near-field optical recording
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2007
Published: November 8, 2007

Rong-Juan Liu, Zhi-Yuan Li, Fei Zhou, and Dao-Zhong Zhang, "Near-field studies of microwave three-dimensional photonic crystals with waveguides," Opt. Express 15, 15531-15538 (2007)

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