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Wavelength tuning of planar photonic crystals by local processing of individual holes

Kicken, H. H. J. E.; Alkemade, P. F. A.; van der Heijden, Rob W.; Karouta, F.; Nötzel, R.; van der Drift, E.; Salemink, H. W. M.


Tuning of the resonant wavelength of a single hole defect cavity in planar photonic crystals was demonstrated using transmission spectroscopy. Local post-production processing of single holes in a planar photonic crystal is carried out after selectively opening a masking layer by focused ion beam milling. The resonance was blue-shifted by enlargement of selected holes using local wet chemical etching and red-shifted by infiltration with liquid crystals. This method can be applied to precisely...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.17.022005
Access Rights: Open Access


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