Photonic crystal waveguides in artificial opals

Andrei Lavrinenko (Invited author), Roman Kiyan (Invited author), Andrei Neumeister (Invited author), Thorsten Schweizer (Invited author), Reinhold J. Leyrer (Invited author), Wendel Wohlleben (Invited author)

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3D photonic crystals based on Si inverted-opals are numerically explored as hosts for effective air-channel waveguides, which can serve as parts of photonic circuits. Two basic shapes of straight waveguides are considered: cylindrical and a chain of spheres. Modelling shows that transmission is heavily dependent on the lattice position of the waveguide and its direction. Our experiments of defect inscription by 2-photon polymerization for the production of straight and bent waveguides in opal templates are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th Anniversary international Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Place of PublicationAthens, Greece
Publication date2008
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2625-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks - Athens, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 200826 Jun 2008
Conference number: 10


Conference10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks

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  • optical waveguides
  • polymerisation
  • photonic crystals


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