Microcavities in polymeric photonic crystals

Hong Bo Sun, Vygantas Mizeikis, Ying Xu, Saulius Juodkazis, Jia Yu Ye, Shigeki Matsuo, Hiroaki Misawa

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We report the fabrication and characteristics of planar microcavities in a log-pile photonic crystal structure formed using light-induced photopolymerization of resin. A planar defect was introduced into the middle of the log-pile structure as a single layer with every second rod missing. The existence of confined cavity states was confirmed experimentally and by numeric simulations. The cavity resonance found at the midgap wavelength λM∼4.0 μm had a quality factor of about 130.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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