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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1092–1099

Classification of modes in suspended-membrane, 19-missing-hole photonic-crystal microcavities

Wan Kuang, Jiang R. Cao, Tian Yang, Sang-Jun Choi, Po-Tsung Lee, John D. O’Brien, and P. Daniel Dapkus  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 1092-1099 (2005)

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Suspended-membrane 19-missing-hole microcavities in triangular lattice photonic crystals are numerically modeled by a three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain method. The resonance frequencies and the quality factors are calculated by interpolation of the discrete Fourier transformation series of the field with a Padé polynomial. The numerical results are compared with the photoluminescent spectra measured on the cavity of a nearly identical dimension. The symmetry properties of the defect modes are analyzed with the group theory, and resonance modes in the photonic-crystal cavities are identified as irreducible representations of the C 6 v point group. The far-field radiations of the identified modes in the free space are also calculated by use of a vector Green’s function. It is found that the numerical results agree very well with the experimental measurement in various aspects.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

Wan Kuang, Jiang R. Cao, Tian Yang, Sang-Jun Choi, Po-Tsung Lee, John D. O'Brien, and P. Daniel Dapkus, "Classification of modes in suspended-membrane, 19-missing-hole photonic-crystal microcavities," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1092-1099 (2005)

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