Planar photonic crystals infiltrated with nanoparticle/polymer composites

Savaş Tay, Jayan Thomas, Babak Momeni, Murtaza Askari, Ali Adibi, Peter J. Hotchkiss, Simon C. Jones, Seth R. Marder, Robert A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian

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Infiltration of planar two-dimensional silicon photonic crystals with nanocomposites using a simple yet effective melt processing technique is presented. The nanocomposites that were developed by evenly dispersing functionalized Ti O2 nanoparticles into a photoconducting polymer were completely filled into photonic crystals with hole sizes ranging from 90 to 500 nm. The infiltrated devices show tuning of the photonic band gap that is controllable by the adjustment of the nanoparticle loading level. These results may be useful in the development of tunable photonic crystal based devices and hybrid light emitting diodes and solor cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number221109
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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