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Fabrication of electrically switchable photonic crystals with different structures by using a top-cut hexagon prism
Author(s): XiaoHong Sun; XiaoMing Tao; YangYong Wang
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a holographic approach for fabrication of large-area photonic crystal (PhC) microstructures by applying a single top-cut hexagonal prism. It is designed and used to fabricate various two-dimensional PhC structures in photo-resist films and polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (PDLCs) systems. Interference patterns from the beams from the top-cut hexagonal prism are calculated. SPM observations of the PhCs provide the basis for measurement of the structural parameters. A good agreement is obtained for the measured PhCs structural parameters and calculated results. Far-field diffraction patterns and electrical switching characteristics of the holographic PDLCs systems are also investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7267, Smart Materials V, 72670V (30 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.814903
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XiaoHong Sun, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong, China)
XiaoMing Tao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong, China)
YangYong Wang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong, China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7267:
Smart Materials V
Nicolas H. Voelcker; Helmut W. Thissen, Editor(s)

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