Coherent imaging of local fields in photonic crystals

E. Flück, E.M.H.P. van Dijk, Jeroen P. Korterik, A.M. Otter, Franciscus B. Segerink, L. Kuipers, N.F. van Hulst

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Summary form only given. In the past years, much research has been focused on so called photonic crystals. Different ways of fabricating and simulating these structures have been introduced. Characterization is performed mostly with black box experiments, where reflected or transmitted light is detected. We demonstrate a different approach, which allows us to take a direct look inside such structures. With a heterodyne interferometric photon scanning tunneling microscope (PSTM), we are able to visualize not only the amplitude of the local optical field, but also the phase information of light propagating inside the crystal. Heterodyne interferometric photon scanning tunneling microscopy gives detailed insight in reflected and transmitted waves as they develop through periodic structures. Ultimately, this method will allow us to visualize the opening of a stop gap in one or two-dimensional photonic crystals.
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Title of host publicationOSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS), Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2001), Technical Digest, Postconference Edition
Place of PublicationWashington D.C.
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2001
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 6 May 200111 May 2001

Publication series

NameTrends in optics and photonics series 57


ConferenceQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • METIS-202577
  • IR-36621

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