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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 314–317

Q-factor enhancement in a one-dimensional photonic crystal cavity with embedded planar plasmonic metamaterials

Yunhui Li, Xuecheng Tao, Hong Chen, and Wing Yim Tam  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 314-317 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.28.000314


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Abstract

We report Q-factor enhancement in a one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystal (PC) cavity by embedding elec tromagnetic-induced-transparency (EIT) planar plasmonic metamaterials in the cavity. Microwave experiments show tenfold Q-factor enhancements, confirming the numerical simulations. More importantly, the Q-factor enhancement is mainly due to both the longitudinal and lateral confinements contributed by the 1D PC cavity and the planar EIT metamaterials, respectively. The combined PC-EIT structure with a prominent cavity figure of merit may find new applications in nonlinear optics, cavity quantum electrodynamics, and low-threshold lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: September 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2010
Published: February 10, 2011

Citation
Yunhui Li, Xuecheng Tao, Hong Chen, and Wing Yim Tam, "Q-factor enhancement in a one-dimensional photonic crystal cavity with embedded planar plasmonic metamaterials," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 314-317 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-28-3-314

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