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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 17 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 15990–15995

Higher order modes in photonic crystal slabs

Roman Gansch, Stefan Kalchmair, Hermann Detz, Aaron M. Andrews, Pavel Klang, Werner Schrenk, and Gottfried Strasser  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 15990-15995 (2011)

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We present a detailed investigation of higher order modes in photonic crystal slabs. In such structures the resonances exhibit a blue-shift compared to an ideal two-dimensional photonic crystal, which depends on the order of the slab mode and the polarization. By fabricating a series of photonic crystal slab photo detecting devices, with varying ratios of slab thickness to photonic crystal lattice constant, we are able to distinguish between 0th and 1st order slab modes as well as the polarization from the shift of resonances in the photocurrent spectra. This method complements the photonic band structure mapping technique for characterization of photonic crystal slabs.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: May 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 16, 2011
Published: August 5, 2011

Roman Gansch, Stefan Kalchmair, Hermann Detz, Aaron M. Andrews, Pavel Klang, Werner Schrenk, and Gottfried Strasser, "Higher order modes in photonic crystal slabs," Opt. Express 19, 15990-15995 (2011)

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