The design, fabrication, and characterization of an integrated 2D photonic crystal stack are described for application as optical filters with improved optical density and angle tolerance compared to single photonic crystal slabs. The 2D photonic crystals are designed as polarization independent reflectance filters with a narrow spectral bandwidth centered at λ = 532 nm by utilizing the guided mode resonance effect. Up to three photonic crystal layers are vertically stacked upon a single plastic substrate by using repeated nanoreplica molding process steps, with no alignment required between stacked layers. The photonic crystal stack filters achieve optical density of 2.24 with an angular tolerance of 14.8 degrees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11846-11858
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Issue number11
StatePublished - May 24 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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