Departmental Papers (MSE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

December 2007


We present a quantitative study of the distortion from a three-term diamond-like structure fabricated in SU8 polymer by four-beam holographic lithography. In the study of the refraction effect, theory suggests that the lattice in SU8 should be elongated in the [111] direction but have no distortion in the (111) plane, and each triangular-like hole array in the (111) plane would rotate by ~30º away from that in air. Our experiments agree with the prediction on the periodicity in the (111) plane and the rotation due to refraction effect, however, we find that the film shrinkage during lithographic process has nearly compensated the predicted elongation in the [111] direction. In study of photonic bandgap (PBG) properties of silicon photonic crystals templated by the SU8 structure, we find that the distortion has decreased quality of PBG.


Reprinted from Optics Express, Volume 15 Issue 25, December 2007, pages 16546-16560.

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holography, instrumentation, measurement, and metrology, refraction, physical optics, interference, materials, photonic crystals



Date Posted: 15 January 2008

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