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ISRN Materials Science
Volume 2011, Article ID 897235, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/897235
Research Article

Fabrications of Terahertz Wave Resonators in Micro Liquid Cells Introduced into Alumina Photonic Crystals with Diamond Structures

Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University, 11-1 Mihogaoka Ibaraki, 567-0047 Osaka, Japan

Received 30 March 2011; Accepted 4 May 2011

Academic Editors: R. M. De La Cruz, V. Ralchenko, and V. Sglavo

Copyright © 2011 Soshu Kirihara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Terahertz wave resonators composed of three-dimensional photonic crystals composed of alumina lattices with diamond structures were designed and fabricated by using microstereolithography process. These three dimensional periodic structures of ceramics can reflect perfectly the terahertz waves through Bragg diffraction. A micro glass cell including water solvents was put between two photonic crystals to realize multiple resonations of terahertz waves to synchronize with various vibration modes of saccharide or protein molecules and control biochemical reactions through electromagnetic excitations.