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Fabrication and analysis of high quality photonic crystals (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Roger A. Lessard; Mamadou Diop
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Paper Abstract

Model of Photonic crystals are easily available but the technology enabling to fabricate them with a good quality and at a reasonable price is not yet there. We chose colloidal assembling among the techniques permitting to fabricate photonic crystals. It seems to us that it is the most promising technique. We will discuss how to fabricate good photonic crystals without defects, with high refractive index contrast. We present two innovative fabrication techniques that increase the refractive index contrast of opal-based photonic crystals. To improve the structural regularity of the photonic crystals, the polycristallinity and the stacking defects of the opals were eliminated by modifying the surface potential of the substrates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2005
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5827, Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering, (8 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.608408
Show Author Affiliations
Roger A. Lessard, Laval Univ. (Canada)
Mamadou Diop, Laval Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5827:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering
Thomas J. Glynn; John T. Sheridan; Brian W. Bowe; Ronan F. O'Dowd; Gerard M. O'Connor; Aidan J.H. Flanagan; Gerard D. O'Sullivan; Gerald Byrne; Jonathan Magee, Editor(s)

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