Three-dimensional photonic crystals by large-area membrane stacking.

  title={Three-dimensional photonic crystals by large-area membrane stacking.},
  author={Ling Lu and Lin Lee Cheong and Henry I. Smith and Steven G. Johnson and John D. Joannopoulos and Marin Solja{\vc}i{\'c}},
  journal={Optics letters},
  volume={37 22},
We designed and analyzed a "mesh-stack" three-dimensional photonic crystal of a 12.4% bandgap with a dielectric constant ratio of 12 : 1. The mesh-stack consists of four offset identical square-lattice air-hole patterned membranes in each vertical period that is equal to the in-plane period of the square lattice. This design is fully compatible with the membrane-stacking fabrication method, which is based on alignment and stacking of large-area single-crystal membranes containing engineered… CONTINUE READING