Shrinkage Precompensation of Holographic Three-Dimensional Photonic-Crystal Templates

  • Author:

    D. C. Meisel, M. Diem, M. Deubel, F. Pérez-Willard, S. Linden, D. Gerthsen, K. Busch, and M. Wegener

  • Source: Adv. Mater. 18, 2964 (2006)
  • Date: 27.10.2006
  • Abstract:

    Anisotropic shrinkage of holographic 3D photonic crystals is quantified and precompensated by exposure to an appropriately spatially stretched interference pattern. The resulting simple-cubic overall symmetry is validated by means of focused-ion-beam cuts (see figure), optical transmission measurements, and comparison with theory.