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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 24 — Nov. 22, 2010
  • pp: 25217–25224

Designing the quality factor of infiltrated photonic wire slot microcavities

Clemens Schriever, Christian Bohley, and Jörg Schilling  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 24, pp. 25217-25224 (2010)

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One-dimensional photonic wire (nanobeam) microcavities are becoming preferred tools for the investigation of enhanced light-matter interaction. Here, the Q-factor of a locally infiltrated slot microcavity in a nanobeam is theoretically investigated. The electric field of the cavity mode is concentrated in the slot region leading to a large overlap with the infiltrated material. Tapering the spacing and diameter of the pores of the adjacent Bragg mirrors a maximum Q-factor of 35,000 is predicted. General design rules for the minimization of scattering losses and the enhancement of quality factors are reviewed and discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: September 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2010
Published: November 17, 2010

Clemens Schriever, Christian Bohley, and Jörg Schilling, "Designing the quality factor of infiltrated photonic wire slot microcavities," Opt. Express 18, 25217-25224 (2010)

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