TITLE

Direct laser writing of three-dimensional photonic structures in Nd:yttrium aluminum garnet laser ceramics

AUTHOR(S)
Ródenas, Airán; Guangyong Zhou; Jaque, Daniel; Gu, Min
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/13/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 15, p151104
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report on the direct laser writing of a three-dimensional photonic structure in a neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser ceramic. The fabricated structure consists of a voxel-based face centered cubic lattice showing a stop band centered at 2.4 μm. Confocal luminescence imaging was used to study the submicron low refractive-index voxels constituting the photonic structure, as well as to elucidate how the luminescence properties of the neodymium laser ions are modified by the writing process.
ACCESSION #
34984734

 

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