Demonstration of broad photonic crystal stop band in a freely-suspended microfiber perforated by an array of rectangular holes

Yang Yu, Wei Ding, Lin Gan, Zhi-yuan Li, Qiang Luo, S R Andrews

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Abstract

It is shown that photonic crystal (PhC) optical reflectors with reflectance in excess of 60% and fractional bandwidths greater than 10% can be fabricated by ion beam milling of fewer than ten periods of rectangular cross section through-holes in micron-scale tapered fibers. The optical characteristics agree well with numerical simulations when allowance is made for fabrication artefacts and we show that the radiation loss, which is partly determined by optical interference, can be suppressed by design. The freely-suspended devices are compact and robust and could form the basic building block of optical cavities and filters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2528-2535
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2014

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