TITLE

Strong improvement in the photonic stop-band edge sharpness of a lithium niobate photonic crystal slab

AUTHOR(S)
Diziain, S.; Harada, S.; Salut, R.; Muralt, P.; Bernal, M.-P.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;9/7/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 10, p101103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We report on a photonic crystal (PhC) etched into a 380 nm thick lithium niobate (LN) thin film deposited on a MgO substrate by pulsed laser deposition. The transmission properties of this device were assessed by optical near-field measurements and compared to the transmission spectra of the same PhC drilled into bulk LN and calculated by a two dimensional finite-difference time domain method. We show a strong improvement in the transmission properties of the LN PhC by etching it into a thin layer rather than into a 500 μm thick wafer. This result appears to be very promising for applications based on LN tunable PhCs.
ACCESSION #
44150728

 

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