Femtosecond Laser Microfabrication of Photonic Crystals

Vygantas Mizeikis, Shigeki Matsuo, Saulius Juodkazis, Hiroaki Misawa

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The evolution of modern photonic technologies depends on the possibilities of obtaining large-scale photonic crystals cheaply and efficiently. Photonic crystals [1, 2] are periodic dielectric structures which are expected to play an important role in optics and optoelectronics due to their unique capability of controlling the emission and propagation of light via photonic band gap (PBG) and stop-gap effects. A comprehensive summary of the properties of various classes of PBG materials and their potential capabilities can be found in the literature, for example, books [3-6]. According to common knowledge, the wavelengths at which PBGs or stop-gaps open are close to the period of the dielectric lattice. At the same time, the most desirable spectral region for opto-electronic devices, including those based on photonic crystals, is in the visible and near-infrared wavelength range. Given this requirement, fabrication of structures periodic in one, two or three dimensions, and comprising many lattice periods, is not a trivial task.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3D Laser Microfabrication
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Applications
PublisherWiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Number of pages48
ISBN (Print)352731055X, 9783527310555
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun 29
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct laser writing
  • Laser microfabrication
  • Lithography
  • Optical damage
  • Periodic light intensity patterns
  • Photomodification
  • Photonic crystals
  • Spiral architecture
  • Woodpile architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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