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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1918–1920

Use of radially polarized beams in three-dimensional photonic crystal fabrication with the two-photon polymerization method

Baohua Jia, Hong Kang, Jiafang Li, and Min Gu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 1918-1920 (2009)

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Radially polarized ultrafast laser beams are used in the fabrication of three-dimensional photonic crystals with the two-photon polymerization technique in organic–inorganic hybrid materials. It has been found that when a radially polarized beam is employed, the lateral size of the fabricated polymer rods is decreased by 27.5% from 138 to 100 nm under a threshold fabrication condition, leading to a 17.35% reduction in the filling ratio of the photonic crystal. A comparison of the stop gaps between radially polarized and linearly polarized beam illumination shows a higher suppression ratio in transmission and a wider wavelength range in the former case owing to the favorable tuning of the filling ratio of the three-dimensional photonic crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: April 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2009
Published: June 18, 2009

Baohua Jia, Hong Kang, Jiafang Li, and Min Gu, "Use of radially polarized beams in three-dimensional photonic crystal fabrication with the two-photon polymerization method," Opt. Lett. 34, 1918-1920 (2009)

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