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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 12084–12089

Ultra high quality factor one dimensional photonic crystal/photonic wire micro-cavities in silicon-on-insulator (SOI)

Ahmad Rifqi Md Zain, Nigel P. Johnson, Marc Sorel, and Richard M. De La Rue  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 12084-12089 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012084


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Abstract

We present experimental results on photonic crystal/photonic wire micro-cavity structures that demonstrate further enhancement of the quality-factor (Q-factor) - up to approximately 149,000 - in the fibre telecommunications wavelength range. The Q-values and the useful transmission levels achieved are due, in particular, to the combination of both tapering within and outside the micro-cavity, with carefully designed hole diameters and non-periodic hole placement within the tapered section. Our 2D Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) simulation approach shows good agreement with the experimental results.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2008
Published: July 28, 2008

Citation
Ahmad R. Md Zain, Nigel P. Johnson, Marc Sorel, and Richard M. De La Rue, "Ultra high quality factor one dimensional photonic crystal/photonic wire micro-cavities in silicon-on-insulator (SOI)," Opt. Express 16, 12084-12089 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-16-12084


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