Semiconductor three-dimensional and two-dimensional photonic crystals and devices

Susumu Noda, Masahiro Imada, Makoto Okano, Shinpei Ogawa, Masamitsu Mochizuki, Alongkarn Chutinan

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Semiconductor three-dimensional (3-D) and two-dimensional (2-D) photonic crystals and their effects on the control of photons are investigated for possible applications to optical chip and functional devices. First we review our approaches creating full 3-D photonic bandgap crystals at near-infrared wavelengths, and also functional devices based on 2-D photonic crystals where the focus is on surface-emitting-type channel-drop filtering devices utilizing single defects in 2-D photonic crystal slabs. Then, we describe the recent progress on 3- and 2-D crystals. On 3-D crystals, the effect of the introduction of a light emitter into the 3-D photonic crystal is investigated, and the design of a single defect cavity is performed. On the 2-D photonic crystals, the photonic states are investigated from the perspective of their polarization properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)726-735
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Channel drop/add filtering device
  • Defect engineering
  • Optical integrated circuits
  • Photonic bandgap crystals
  • Photonic crystals
  • Spontaneous emission control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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