Rapid fabrication of 2D and 3D photonic crystals and their inversed structures

Chih Kai Huang, Chia Hua Chan, Chia Yin Chen, Yen Ling Tsai, Chii Chang Chen, Jin Lin Han, Kuo Huang Hsieh

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In this paper a new technique is proposed for the fabrication of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) photonic crystals using monodisperse polystyrene microspheres as the templates. In addition, the approaches toward the creation of their corresponding inversed structures are described. The inversed structures were prepared by subjecting an introduced silica source to a sol-gel process; programmed heating was then performed to remove the template without spoiling the inversed structures. Utilizing these approaches, 2D and 3D photonic crystals and their highly ordered inversed hexagonal multilayer or monolayer structures were obtained on the substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number265305
Issue number26
StatePublished - 4 Jul 2007


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