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Optical superlattices of colloidal photonic crystals
Author(s): Rajesh Rengarajan; Peng Jiang; Vicki L. Colvin; Daniel Mittleman
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Paper Abstract

We report on the fabrication and optical characterization of photonic superlattices formed of colloidal photonic crystals. The superlattice periodicity induces the formation of minibands due to folding of the photonic band structure. This represents the first instance in which mid-gap states have been incorporated into a colloidal photonic crystal via a specifically engineered structural modification.

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Date Published: 11 July 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4870, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II, (11 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475542
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Rajesh Rengarajan, Rice Univ. (United States)
Peng Jiang, Rice Univ. (United States)
Vicki L. Colvin, Rice Univ. (United States)
Daniel Mittleman, Rice Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4870:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications II
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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