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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2005
  • pp: 982–984

Polarization control and sensing with two-dimensional coupled photonic crystal microcavity arrays

Hatice Altug and Jelena Vuckovic  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 9, pp. 982-984 (2005)

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We have experimentally studied polarization properties of the two-dimensional coupled photonic crystal microcavity arrays and observed a strong polarization dependence of the transmission and reflection of light from the structures - effects that can be employed in building miniaturized polarizing optical components. Moreover, by combining these properties with a strong sensitivity of the coupled bands on the surrounding refractive index, we have demonstrated a detection of small refractive-index changes in the environment, which is useful for construction of biochemical sensors.

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OCIS Codes
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

Hatice Altug and Jelena Vuckovic, "Polarization control and sensing with two-dimensional coupled photonic crystal microcavity arrays," Opt. Lett. 30, 982-984 (2005)

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