Light-Flow Characterization and Manipulation in 1 and 2 Dimensional Photonic Crystals

W.C.L. Hopman

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    This thesis describes the design, fabrication and characterization of one- and two-dimensional photonic crystals (PhCs). Two novel characterization methods have been proposed, the far-field scattering method to characterize slow-light phenomena in gratings and a near-field method for mapping the standing wave patterns in a photonic crystal resonator. The fabrication and characterization methods presented are highly useful for realizing a nanomechanical PhC switch, which is the main goal of the project in which the research was carried out.
    Original languageUndefined
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Pollnau, Markus , Supervisor
    • Driessen, A., Supervisor
    • de Ridder, R.M., Advisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date20 Apr 2007
    Place of PublicationEnschede, The Netherlands
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-2492-6
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2007

    Keywords

    • EWI-10324
    • IOMS-PCS: PHOTONIC CRYSTAL STRUCTURES
    • METIS-241709
    • IR-57856

    Cite this

    Hopman, W. C. L. (2007). Light-Flow Characterization and Manipulation in 1 and 2 Dimensional Photonic Crystals. Enschede, The Netherlands: Wohrmann Print Service.