Three-dimensional photonic crystal structures achieved with self-organization of colloidal particles

J. Song, H. Sun, Y. Xu, Y. Fu, S. Matsuo, H. Misawa, G. Du

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Three-dimensional polystyrene/air photonic crystal structure with different particle diameters: 200, 270 and 340 nm was achieved. Strong photonic band gap effect reflected with transmission minimum down to -16 dB was observed. The central wavelengths of the valleys of spectra were well fitted with theoretical calculation. The augmentation of band gap effect versus particle diameter was attributed to an improved self-assembling of particles. An analysis of transmission spectra is also presented. The agreement between the results of experiment and numerical analysis is good.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1295-1300
Number of pages6
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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