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- Fabrication of three-dimensional photonic crystals in quantum-dot-based materials
- Gu, Min; Jia, Baohua; Li, Jiafang; Ventura, Michael James
- Controlling spontaneous emission (SE) is of fundamental importance to a diverse range of photonic applications including but not limited to quantum optics, low power displays, solar energy harvesting and optical communications. Characterized by photonic bandgap (PBG) property, three-dimensional (3D) photonic crystals (PCs) have emerged as a promising synthetic material, which can manipulate photons in much the same way as a semiconductor does to electrons. Emission tunable nanocrystal quantum dots (QDs) are ideal point sources to be embedded into 3D PCs towards active devices. The challenge however lies in the combination of QDs with 3D PCs without degradation of their emission properties. Polymer materials stand out for this purpose due to their flexibility of incorporating active materials. Combining the versatile multi-photon 3D micro-fabrication techniques, active 3D PCs have been fabricated in polymer-QD composites with demonstrated control of SE from QDs. With this milestone novel miniaturized photonic devices can thus be envisaged.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Centre for Micro-Photonics
- Laser and Photonics Reviews, Vol. 4, no. 3 (Apr 2010), pp. 414-431
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 020504 Photonics, Optoelectronics and Optical Communications; 100711 Nanophotonics
- Micro-explosion; Photonic crystals; Quantum dots; Spontaneous emission; Three-dimensional photon manipulation; Two-photon polymerisation
- Wiley-VCH Verlag
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA.
- Additional information
- This work was produced with the assistance of the Australian Research Council under the ARC Centres of Excellence program. CUDOS (the Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems) is an ARC Centre of Excellence.
- Peer reviewed