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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4726–4728

Three-dimensional photonic crystals by large-area membrane stacking

Ling Lu, Lin Lee Cheong, Henry I. Smith, Steven G. Johnson, John D. Joannopoulos, and Marin Soljačić  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4726-4728 (2012)

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We designed and analyzed a “mesh-stack” three-dimensional photonic crystal of a 12.4% bandgap with a dielectric constant ratio of 121. The mesh-stack consists of four offset identical square-lattice air-hole patterned membranes in each vertical period that is equal to the in-plane period of the square lattice. This design is fully compatible with the membrane-stacking fabrication method, which is based on alignment and stacking of large-area single-crystal membranes containing engineered defects. A bandgap greater than 10% is preserved as long as the membranes are subjected to in-plane misalignment less than 3% of the square period. By introducing a linear defect with a nonsymmorphic symmetry into the mesh-stack, we achieved a single-mode waveguide over a wide bandwidth.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 1, 2012
Published: November 14, 2012

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Ling Lu, Lin Lee Cheong, Henry I. Smith, Steven G. Johnson, John D. Joannopoulos, and Marin Soljačić, "Three-dimensional photonic crystals by large-area membrane stacking," Opt. Lett. 37, 4726-4728 (2012)

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