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Title:Two -Photon Polymerization of Defects in Photonic Crystals
Author(s):Pruzinsky, Stephanie
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Braun, Paul V.
Department / Program:Materials Science and Engineering
Discipline:Materials Science and Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Materials Science
Abstract:For applications requiring a complete PBG, it is necessary to convert colloidal photonic crystals to higher refractive index structures that exhibit complete PBGs. To this end, self-assembled photonic crystals with embedded TPP features were replicated in silicon. The TPP features and colloidal crystal served as a template for the final structure---a silicon-air inverse opal (which may exhibit a complete PBG) with embedded air defects. Embedded planar defects in silicon colloidal photonic crystals were optically characterized and high resolution embedded air defects in silicon-air inverse opals were demonstrated, representing a major step forward in providing a platform for the utility of colloidal photonic crystals for PBG-based applications.
Issue Date:2006
Description:120 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3242965
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2006

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