Tailoring the photonic band gap of a porous silicon dielectric mirror

Agarwal, V.; del Rıo, J. A.
March 2003
Applied Physics Letters;3/10/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 10, p1512
Academic Journal
A systematic method to fabricate porous-silicon one-dimensional photonic crystals has been engineered to have a photonic bandwidth up to 2000 nm. The observation of the tailorability of the photonic band gap (PBG) underscores the requirement of the large refractive index contrast for making broad PBG structures. In this letter, we present the fabrication and characteristics of such structures that may be promising structures for a large variety of applications.


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