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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 24 — Nov. 23, 2009
  • pp: 21672–21679

Tuning of an active photonic crystal cavity by an hybrid silica/silicon near-field probe

G. Le Gac, A. Rahmani, C. Seassal, E. Picard, E. Hadji, and S. Callard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 24, pp. 21672-21679 (2009)

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The influence of a near-field tip on the spectral characteristics of a resonant mode of an active photonic crystal micro-cavity was investigated. The wavelength shift of the mode was theoretically and experimentally demonstrated and evaluated as a function of the nature and the position of the tip above the cavity. Experiment showed that the shift induced is ten times higher with a Si-coated silica probe than with a bare silica tip: a shift until 2 nm was reached with Si-coated tip whereas the shift with bare silica tip is in the range of the tenth of nanometer, for wavelengths around 1,55 µm.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: September 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2009
Published: November 11, 2009

G. Le Gac, A. Rahmani, C. Seassal, E. Picard, E. Hadji, and S. Callard, "Tuning of an active photonic crystal cavity by an hybrid silica/silicon near-field probe," Opt. Express 17, 21672-21679 (2009)

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