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Fabrication of photonic band gap crystal using microtransfer molded templates
Journal of Applied Physics
  • Wai Y. Leung, Iowa State University
  • Henry Kang, Iowa State University
  • Kristen P. Constant, Iowa State University
  • D. Cann, Iowa State University
  • Chang-Hwan Kim, Iowa State University
  • Rana Biswas, Iowa State University
  • M. M. Sigalas, Agilent Laboratory
  • Kai-Ming Ho, Iowa State University
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We have proposed and demonstrated an economical technique to fabricate a three-dimensional layer-by-layer photonic band gapstructure in the infrared wavelengths. An organic polymer template structure, an inverse layer-by-layer photonic crystalstructure, is assembled using the microtransfer molding technique. This template is infiltrated with sol-gel or nanoparticle titanium oxide slurry, then later removed by heat treatment at a temperature range of 550–800 °C. This method can be extended to fabricatephotonic crystals operating at optical and ultraviolet frequencies.

The following article appeared in Journal of Applied Physics 93 (2003): 5866 and may be found at

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Wai Y. Leung, Henry Kang, Kristen P. Constant, D. Cann, et al.. "Fabrication of photonic band gap crystal using microtransfer molded templates" Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 93 Iss. 10 (2003) p. 5866 - 5870
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