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Characterization of simple cubic 3D photonic crystals with complete photonic bandgaps
Author(s): Sven Matthias; Frank Mueller; Ulrich M. Goesele
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Paper Abstract

The major challenge in todays photonic crystal fabrication is the experimental realization of perfect, disorder-free structures. Macroporous silicon etching is a versatile technique for the manufacturing of large-scale well-ordered porous materials and three-dimensional photonic crystals. We investigate the degree of local disorder by scanning electron microscopy and a subsequent image processing, as well as the homogeneity of our large area crystals by an optical two-dimensional mapping. The observed disorder is related to the applied fabrication parameters. The deduced dependencies help to avoid disorder and to optimize our structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5733, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices III, (13 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.590591
Show Author Affiliations
Sven Matthias, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (Germany)
Frank Mueller, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (Germany)
Ulrich M. Goesele, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5733:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices III
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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