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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 19136–19145

Design of a silicon nitride photonic crystal nanocavity with a Quality factor of one million for coupling to a diamond nanocrystal

Murray W. McCutcheon and Marko Lončar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 19136-19145 (2008)

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A photonic crystal nanocavity with a Quality (Q) factor of 1.4×106, a mode volume of 0.78(λ/n)3, and an operating wavelength of 637 nm is designed in a silicon nitride (SiN x ) ridge waveguide with refractive index of 2.0. The effect on the cavity Q factor and mode volume of single diamond nanocrystals of various sizes and locations embedded in the center and on top of the nanocavity is simulated, demonstrating that Q>1×106 is achievable for realistic parameters. An analysis of the figures of merit for cavity quantum electrodynamics reveals that strong coupling between an embedded diamond nitrogen-vacancy center and the cavity mode is achievable for a range of cavity dimensions.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: September 25, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2008
Published: November 4, 2008

Murray W. McCutcheon and Marko Loncar, "Design of a silicon nitride photonic crystal nanocavity with a Quality factor of one million for coupling to a diamond nanocrystal," Opt. Express 16, 19136-19145 (2008)

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