Semiconductor photonic crystals and functional devices

Susumu Noda, Masahiro Imada, Makoto Okano

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Semiconductor three- and two-dimensional photonic crystals and their effects on the control of photons are investigated for possible applications to optical chip and functional devices. On the three-dimensional crystal, the effect of the introduction of light-emitter into the three-dimensional photonic crystal is investigated, and also the design of single defect cavity is performed, which is important for the development of the optical chip. On the two-dimensional photonic crystals, an ultra-small channel-drop-filtering device using unique phenomena of trapping and emission of photons by single defects in the 2D photonic crystal slab is described. These results encourage us to develop ultra-small optical integrated circuits using photonic crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-172
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 25
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonic Bandgap Materials and Devices 2002 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 2002 Jan 192002 Jan 25


  • Light-emission
  • Micro cavity
  • Optical device
  • Photonic bandgap
  • Photonic crystal
  • Semiconductor
  • Waveguide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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