Institut des
NanoSciences de Paris

Nanostructures and optics

Numerical models

We perform numerical simulations of our photonic structures (opals, planar photonic crystals, Tamm structures) in order to analyze our experimental results and guide our fabrication of new structures. We use in particular plane-wave development techniques (MPB), FDTD – Finite-Difference Time-Domain (Meep) and finite elements methods (COMSOL). We can then predict the stop bands of an opal or an opal with defect, the effect of a photonic structure on the radiative decay rate of a fluorescent emitter, model the hot spots of a plasmonic structure or describe the radiation diagram of a Tamm mode.


Figure 1 : Top view and side view of a resonant mode of a L3 cavity simulated by FDTD.


Collaboration :

Olivier Gauthier-Lafaye, Sophie Bonnefont and Françoise Lozes-Dupuy at the LAAS (Toulouse)


Communications :

- Fu Feng, Katia Ouaret, Simone Luca Portalupi, Xavier Lafosse, Michel Nasilowski, Willy Daney de Marcillac, Jean-Marc Frigerio, Catherine Schwob, Benoît Dubertret, Agnès Maître, Pascale Senellart et Laurent Coolen, Confined visible optical Tamm states, Journal of Electronic Materials DOI : 10.1007/s11664-015-4213-7

- A. Avoine, C. Vion, J. Laverdant, S. Bonnefont, O. Gauthier-Lafaye, L. Coolen et A. Maître, Photonic crystal cavity modes in the visible range characterized by scattering spectroscopy, Phys. Rev. A 82, 063809 (2010)

- Céline Vion, Carlos Barthou, Paul Bénalloul, Catherine Schwob, Laurent Coolen, Alex Gruzintev, Gennadi Emel’chenko, Wladimir Masalov, Jean-Marc Frigerio, et Agnès Maître, Manipulating emission of CdTeSe nanocrystals embedded in 3D photonic crystals, Journal of Applied Physics, 105, 113120 (2009).

- C. Vion, A. Maître, O. Gauthier-Lafaye, S. Bonnefont, S. Hernandez, F. Lozes-Dupuy, Fabrication and optical characterization of photonic crystal cavities in the visible range, Spie Europe photonics (Starsbourg, avril 2008)