Abstract

We describe the creation of general photonic crystals by means of holography with an experimental demonstration. The recordings of periodic variations of amplitude and phase by the interference of coherent laser beams offer a natural means for the creation of one- two- or three-dimensional photonic crystals. Based on the principle of the interference of four noncoplanar beams, we present a comparative analysis of two different approaches for creating photonic crystals and use numerical simulated lattice structures to illustrate the differences between these two approaches. We then use a specific symmetrical optical architecture and select the proper approach to create holographic photonic crystals. The advantages and constraints of this holographic method are discussed.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Creation of line defects in holographic photonic crystals by a double-exposure thresholding method

Chen Chang, Tzu-Min Yan, and Hua-Kuang Liu
Appl. Opt. 44(13) 2580-2591 (2005)

Multi-step multi-beam laser interference patterning of three-dimensional photonic lattices

Satoru Shoji, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Hong-Bo Sun, and Satoshi Kawata
Opt. Express 14(6) 2309-2316 (2006)

Arrangements of four beams for any Bravais lattice

Liang Yuan, Guo Ping Wang, and Xingkang Huang
Opt. Lett. 28(19) 1769-1771 (2003)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (43)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription