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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9829–9837

Controlled sub-nanometer tuning of photonic crystal resonator by carbonaceous nano-dots

Min-Kyo Seo, Hong-Gyu Park, Jin-Kyu Yang, Ju-Young Kim, Se-Heon Kim, and Yong-Hee Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9829-9837 (2008)

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We propose and demonstrate a scheme that enables spectral tuning of a photonic crystal high-quality resonant mode, in steps finer than 0.2 nm, via electron beam induced deposition of carbonaceous nano-dots. The position and size of a nano-dot with a diameter of <100 nm are controlled to an accuracy on the order of nanometers. The possibility of selective modal tuning is also demonstrated by placing nano-dots at locations pre-determined by theoretical computation. The lasing threshold of a photonic crystal mode tends to increase when a nano-dot is grown at the point of strong electric field, showing the absorptive nature of the nano-dot.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: May 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2008
Published: June 19, 2008

Min-Kyo Seo, Hong-Gyu Park, Jin-Kyu Yang, Ju-Young Kim, Se-Heon Kim, and Yong-Hee Lee, "Controlled sub-nanometer tuning of photonic crystal resonator by carbonaceous nano-dots," Opt. Express 16, 9829-9837 (2008)

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