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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 11846–11858

Integrated 2D photonic crystal stack filter fabricated using nanoreplica molding

Fuchyi Yang, Gary Yen, and Brian T. Cunningham  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11846-11858 (2010)

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The design, fabrication, and characterization of an integrated 2D photonic crystal stack are described for application as optical filters with improved optical density and angle tolerance compared to single photonic crystal slabs. The 2D photonic crystals are designed as polarization independent reflectance filters with a narrow spectral bandwidth centered at λ = 532 nm by utilizing the guided mode resonance effect. Up to three photonic crystal layers are vertically stacked upon a single plastic substrate by using repeated nanoreplica molding process steps, with no alignment required between stacked layers. The photonic crystal stack filters achieve optical density of 2.24 with an angular tolerance of 14.8 degrees.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: March 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2010
Published: May 20, 2010

Fuchyi Yang, Gary Yen, and Brian T. Cunningham, "Integrated 2D photonic crystal stack filter fabricated using nanoreplica molding," Opt. Express 18, 11846-11858 (2010)

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