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Photonic Crystals

Acclaimed defects

Defect engineering is crucial for realizing all-optical integrated circuits from self-assembled photonic crystals. A two-photon polymerization strategy paves the way towards incorporation of arbitrary defects in silicon inverse opal photonic crystals.

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Figure 1: Examples of different types of defects in self-assembled 3D colloidal photonic crystals.
Figure 2: A scheme for fabricating arbitrary defects in self-assembled photonic crystals.


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Sun, CH., Jiang, P. Acclaimed defects. Nature Photon 2, 9–11 (2008).

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