Influence of imperfections on the insulating and guiding properties of finite Si-inverted opal crystals

Andrei V. Lavrinenko, Wendel Wohlleben, Reinhold J. Leyrer
2009 Optics Express  
The stability of the photonic properties of Si-infiltrated opals for fabrication disorder is tested with following models of applied imperfections: deviations in radii of spheres, deviations in spheres positions and both of them. The deviations are assumed to be distributed accordingly to the normal law and to the skewed distribution experimentally observed in the process of production of polymer self-assembled crystals. The criteria for the photonic crystals tolerances are evaluated versus the
more » ... quality of photonic insulation provided by films or bulk spheres of finite thicknesses. In addition the stability of the photonic crystal waveguides in inverted opals is tested versus the imperfections strength.
doi:10.1364/oe.17.000747 pmid:19158888 fatcat:od533zfp45bsfag7lvkov5xgw4