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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16954–16965

The effect of structural disorder on guided resonances in photonic crystal slabs studied with terahertz time-domain spectroscopy

Tushar Prasad, Vicki L. Colvin, and Daniel M. Mittleman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16954-16965 (2007)

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We measure the normal-incidence transmission coefficient of photonic crystal slabs with hexagonal arrays of air holes in silicon. The transmission spectra exhibit sharp resonant features with Fano line shapes. They are produced due to the coupling of the leaky photonic crystal modes, called guided resonances, to the continuum of free-space modes. We investigate the effects of several types of structural disorder on the spectra of these resonances. Our results indicate that guided resonances are very tolerant to disorder in the hole diameter and to interface roughness, but very sensitive to disorder in the lattice periodicity.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: October 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2007
Published: December 4, 2007

Tushar Prasad, Vicki L. Colvin, and Daniel M. Mittleman, "The effect of structural disorder on guided resonances in photonic crystal slabs studied with terahertz time-domain spectroscopy," Opt. Express 15, 16954-16965 (2007)

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