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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2698–2703

Evolution of modes of Fabry–Perot cavity based on photonic crystal guided-mode resonance mirrors

Pierre Pottier, Lina Shi, and Yves-Alain Peter  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 2698-2703 (2012)

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We describe the modes of a Fabry–Perot cavity made of two-dimensional photonic crystal guided-mode resonance mirrors ( Si 3 N 4 / air ), and compare it with an ideal Fabry–Perot cavity and a cavity made of Bragg mirrors. As the evolution of modes is analyzed, a lower tuning efficiency and a larger tuning range are obtained compared to Bragg mirror cavities. New behavior also emerges such as the possibility to tune the inner interface from being a node to an antinode of the standing wave electric field, and therefore the possibility to provide enhancement of emission of nanoemitters binding to the inner interfaces of the cavity, such as in microfluidic microassay systems.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: April 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2012
Published: September 11, 2012

Pierre Pottier, Lina Shi, and Yves-Alain Peter, "Evolution of modes of Fabry–Perot cavity based on photonic crystal guided-mode resonance mirrors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2698-2703 (2012)

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