We reported the fabrication of terahertz photonic crystals by three-dimensional (3D) particle manipulation assembly. Our method, which is based on pick-and-place manipulation and interparticle laser welding, enabled accurate assembling of an arbitrary 3D structure, regardless of particle polydispersity. By using this method, we fabricated a diamond crystal from ZrO2 /polyethylene composite particles (diameter of 400 μm). The obtained crystal exhibited a photonic stop gap in the 〈 111 〉 direction; this result was in good agreement with the theoretical result, suggesting that the crystal has a full photonic bandgap at around 0.2 THz.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)