Applications of E-Beam Lithography to the Fabrication of Photonic Crystal Microcavity and DBR Laser

by Pai, Chun-Cheng

Abstract (Summary)
In this thesis, we use E-Beam lithography to finish the process of DBR laser, 2D Photonic crystal, and Metallic nanoelectrodes. We use the new E-Beam system to define array patterns. By this test, we obtain the minimum linewidth of 50nm, and the maximum working range is 250£gm*250£gm. We fabricated the 2D photonic crystal microcavity and DBR laser on the InGaAs/InAlGaAs which was grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) on InP substrate. For the DBR laser, the length of Multi-mode Interference (MMI) was 90£gm to satisfied the emission wavelength and optical modes. We apply a coupled DBR reflector on both sides of MMI. The mirror width was 361nm and the air gap was 388nm. For the 2D photonic crystal (2D PhC) microcavity, a triangular array of air columns was adopted. The lattice constant and air columns radius are 1137nm and 456nm, respectively. The TE-mode photonic band gap of this structure is corresponding to wavelength range in 1517.01 nm~1617.81 nm. We leave a single defect in the 2D PhC to form 2D PhC microcavity and the corresponding defect modes are 1546.32nm and 1547.74nm. The Micro-PL measurement shows that a defect mode at 1547nm (a/£f=0.74), a surface state at 1351nm (a/£f=0.85), and a standing wave at 1480nm (a/£f=0.78). The maximum Q value is about 400 for the defect mode.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Hao-Chung Kuo; Shoou-Jinn Chang; Tsong-Sheng Lay; Lung-Han Peng; none

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:photonic crystal e beam lithography


Date of Publication:07/30/2007

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