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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22462–22469

One-step integration of metal nanoparticle in photonic crystal nanobeam cavity

Ishita Mukherjee, Ghazal Hajisalem, and Reuven Gordon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22462-22469 (2011)

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A single step process of integrating a resonantly tuned silver nanoparticle into photonic crystal nanobeam cavities fabricated by focused ion beam milling is presented. Even though the quality factor of the cavities is reduced by a factor of 20, the emission peak at the cavity resonance is enhanced by 5-fold with respect to the cavities without the metal nanoparticle. The fluorescence is also compared before and after etching away the nanoparticle. Experimental quality factors and wavelength shifts are found to agree reasonably well with simulation values. These results are promising for future single photon emission studies involving the incorporation of quantum dot or NV center emitters into hybrid plasmonic/photonic crystal cavities for enhanced emission rates while retaining reasonably high quality factors.

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OCIS Codes
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: August 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2011
Published: October 24, 2011

Ishita Mukherjee, Ghazal Hajisalem, and Reuven Gordon, "One-step integration of metal nanoparticle in photonic crystal nanobeam cavity," Opt. Express 19, 22462-22469 (2011)

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