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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 1632–1644

Design of photonic crystal microcavities in diamond films

Christine Kreuzer, Janine Riedrich-Möller, Elke Neu, and Christoph Becher  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 1632-1644 (2008)

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We design photonic crystal microcavities in diamond films for applications in quantum information. Optimization of the cavity design by “gentle confinement” yields a high quality factor Q>66000 and small mode volume V≈1.1(λ/n)3. In view of experimental applications we consider the influence of material absorption on the cavity Q factors and present a simple interpretation in the framework of a one-dimensional cavity model.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2008
Published: January 23, 2008

Christine Kreuzer, Janine Riedrich-Möller, Elke Neu, and Christoph Becher, "Design of Photonic Crystal Microcavities in Diamond Films," Opt. Express 16, 1632-1644 (2008)

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