Using direct laser writing, we fabricate photoresist templates for 3D–2D–3D photonic crystal heterostructures for what we believe to be the first time. The optical properties of these structures are directly compared with the theoretical ideal, revealing good agreement and hence good sample quality. This provides an experimental starting point for the microfabrication and testing of broadband, 3D air–waveguide microcircuitry in photonic bandgap materials.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2005
M. Deubel, M. Wegener, S. Linden, G. von Freymann, and S. John, "3D-2D-3D photonic crystal heterostructures fabricated by direct laser writing," Opt. Lett. 31, 805-807 (2006)