Photonic crystal spatial filters fabricated by physical vapour deposition

Gailevičius D., Grinevičiūtė L., Babayigit C., Bor E., Turduev M., Purlys V., ...More

The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe_2019, Munich, Germany, 23 - 27 June 2019, vol.Part F140-CLEO_Europe 2019 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: Part F140-CLEO_Europe 2019
  • City: Munich
  • Country: Germany
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


© 2019 IEEEThe idea of the angular, or equivalently - spatial, filtering by photonic crystals (PhCs) is based on a selective diffraction of the light propagating through the double-periodic photonic structure. The angular components of the incident light at a resonance with the transverse and longitudinal periodicities of the structure diffract efficiently and are removed from the zero-diffraction order of the transmitted beam. On the other hand, the propagation of the angular components that are out of the resonances is unaffected. Therefore, the angular/spatial filtering can be obtained by a suitable geometry of the PhCs. This idea already proven itself as a useful alternative to conventional spatial filtering techniques, and is being implemented in several applications, for instance for intracavity angular filtering in microlasers [1].