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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 7 — Apr. 5, 2004
  • pp: 1458–1463

Fabrication-tolerant high quality factor photonic crystal microcavities

Kartik Srinivasan, Paul E. Barclay, and Oskar Painter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 7, pp. 1458-1463 (2004)

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A two-dimensional photonic crystal microcavity design supporting a wavelength-scale volume resonant mode with a calculated quality factor (Q) insensitive to deviations in the cavity geometry at the level of Q≳2×104 is presented. The robustness of the cavity design is confirmed by optical fiber-based measurements of passive cavities fabricated in silicon. For microcavities operating in the λ=1500 nm wavelength band, quality factors between 1.3–4.0×104 are measured for significant variations in cavity geometry and for resonant mode normalized frequencies shifted by as much as 10% of the nominal value.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2004
Published: April 5, 2004

Kartik Srinivasan, Paul Barclay, and Oskar Painter, "Fabrication-tolerant high quality factor photonic crystal microcavities," Opt. Express 12, 1458-1463 (2004)

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