Fabrication of 3D photonic crystals by autocloning and its applications

Shojiro Kawakami, Osamu Hanaizumi, Takashi Sato, Yasuo Ohtera, Takayuki Kawashima, Noriaki Yasuda, Yoshihiko Takei, Kenta Miura

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3D photonic crystals can produce a number of fascinating optical devices utilizing the band gap, the dispersive passband, and unisotropic band structure. We previously proposed a process for fabricating a 3D periodic nanostructure which can behave as photonic crystals. The key technique in the process is the deposition of a multilayer by bias sputtering replicating periodically a corrugated layer pattern, which is named the autocloning effect. This paper reviews our recent works on 3D photonic crystals: the mechanism of the autocloning effect, propagation analysis in the 3D photonic crystal by an FDTD method, and applications such as plane-normal waveguides or wavelength-selective filters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part II: Electronics (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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