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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 19 — Sep. 17, 2007
  • pp: 12443–12449

Ultimate vertical Fabry-Perot cavity based on single-layer photonic crystal mirrors

S. Boutami, B. Benbakir, X. Letartre, J.L. Leclercq, P. Regreny, and P. Viktorovitch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 19, pp. 12443-12449 (2007)

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Vertical Fabry Perot cavities (VFPC) have been extensively studied, especially for the realization of vertical-cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). They are traditionally composed of two Distributed Bragg Reflectors (DBR) which reflectivity has to be sufficient in order to obtain highly resonant cavity, which is particularly necessary for laser emission in VCSELs. As a consequence, DBRs consist generally in very thick layer stacks. In this paper, we demonstrate the smallest conceivable high Q vertical Fabry-Perot cavity, using ultra-thin and highly-efficient photonic crystal slab mirrors instead of conventional DBRs, which enable moreover a control of the polarization.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: May 30, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2007
Published: September 14, 2007

S. Boutami, B. Benbakir, X. Letartre, J. L. Leclercq, P. Regreny, and P. Viktorovitch, "Ultimate vertical Fabry-Perot cavity based on single-layer photonic crystal mirrors," Opt. Express 15, 12443-12449 (2007)

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