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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — May. 12, 2008
  • pp: 7153–7160

Optical characterization of photonic crystal slabs using orthogonally oriented polarization filters

Yousef Nazirizadeh, Jürgen G. Müller, Ulf Geyer, Detlef Schelle, Ernst-Bernhard Kley, Andreas Tünnermann, Uli Lemmer, and Martina Gerken  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 7153-7160 (2008)

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We present an experimental method for direct analysis of guided-mode resonances in photonic crystal slab structures using transmission measurements. By positioning the photonic crystal slab between orthogonally oriented polarization filters light transmission is suppressed except for the guided-mode resonances. Angle resolved transmission measurements with crossed polarizers are performed to obtain the band structure around the Γ-point. Results are compared to mode simulations. Spatially resolved measurements in a confocal microscope setup are used for homogeneity characterizations. Stitching errors and inhomogeneities in exposure dose down to 1.3% in photonic crystal slabs fabricated by electron beam lithography are observed using this method.

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OCIS Codes
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: February 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2008
Published: May 2, 2008

Yousef Nazirizadeh, Jürgen Müller, Ulf Geyer, Detlef Schelle, Ernst-Bernhard Kley, Andreas Tünnermann, Uli Lemmer, and Martina Gerken, "Optical characterization of photonic crystal slabs using orthogonally oriented polarization filters," Opt. Express 16, 7153-7160 (2008)

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