RESEARCH

A Significiant Scientific Breakthrough : The World’s Largest Photonic Crystal

A Significiant Scientific Breakthrough : The World’s Largest Photonic Crystal

A team led by the distinguished professor Lin Tsung-Hsien from the Department of Photonics invested in the research of a three-dimensional photonic crystal with a single-crystal structure. Through bilateral cooperation between Taiwan and the Unite State, they successfully produced the world's largest single-crystal three-dimensional photonic crystal in two years and demonstrated its excellent photoelectric characteristics. The outstanding research and development results were presented in the top international journal Nature Communications and have prompted the development of  three-dimensional liquid photonic crystals ranging from tens to thousands of mircometers. Such an increase in hundredfold signifies a breakthrough in the limitations of traditional artificial photonic crystals, and indicates that the research can be used in the future to effectively control microscopic three-dimensional laser, femtosecond ultrafast pulse modulation, and vatious photonic elements.