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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2067–2069

Defect modes in photonic crystal slabs studied using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy

Zhongping Jian, Jeremy Pearce, and Daniel M. Mittleman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 17, pp. 2067-2069 (2004)

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We describe broadband coherent transmission studies of two-dimensional photonic crystals consisting of a hexagonal array of air holes in a dielectric slab in a planar waveguide. By filling several of the air holes in the photonic crystal slab, we observe the signature of a defect mode within the stop band, in both the amplitude and phase spectra. The experimental results are in reasonable agreement with theoretical calculations using the transfer matrix method.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7400) Optical devices : Waveguides, slab
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

Zhongping Jian, Jeremy Pearce, and Daniel M. Mittleman, "Defect modes in photonic crystal slabs studied using terahertz time-domain spectroscopy," Opt. Lett. 29, 2067-2069 (2004)

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