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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25651–25656

Surface modes of three-dimensional photonic crystals constructed using a top-down approach

Katsuyoshi Suzuki, Kenji Ishizaki, Yuji Ota, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25651-25656 (2011)

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We have investigated the photonic modes at the surface of three-dimensional photonic crystals fabricated using a top-down approach involving two-step etching at angles of ±45°. Numerical simulations revealed the properties of these surface modes, including their polarization characteristics and dependence on the surface structure. The formation of surface modes was experimentally demonstrated using an evanescent-coupling method and agreed well with the simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: July 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2011
Published: December 1, 2011

Katsuyoshi Suzuki, Kenji Ishizaki, Yuji Ota, and Susumu Noda, "Surface modes of three-dimensional photonic crystals constructed using a top-down approach," Opt. Express 19, 25651-25656 (2011)

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