10 November 2003 Tunable polymer photonic crystals
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The motivation to investigate moderate refractive optical polymers in finite 2D photonic crystal waveguides is manyfold. Compared to high index materials like Si, GaAs and InP the optical wavelength inside the waveguide core of a moderate refractive index material is longer and the optical field confinement in most cases is weaker.
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Markus Schmidt, Gunnar Boettger, Christian Liguda, Alexander Petrov, Karolin Mellert, Manfred Eich, Uwe Huebner, Wolfgang Morgenroth, Hans Georg Meyer, "Tunable polymer photonic crystals", Proc. SPIE 5212, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials III, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.505613; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.505613

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