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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 5014–5025

Design and investigation of surface addressable photonic crystal cavity confined band edge modes for quantum photonic devices

P. Nedel, X. Letartre, C. Seassal, Alexia Auffèves, L. Ferrier, E. Drouard, A. Rahmani, and P. Viktorovitch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 5014-5025 (2011)

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We propose to use a localized Γ-point slow Bloch mode in a 2D-Photonic Crystal (PC) membrane to realize an efficient surface emitting source. This device can be used as a quantum photonic device, e.g. a single photon source. The physical mechanisms to increase the Q/V factor and to improve the directivity of the PC microcavity rely on a fine tuning of the geometry in the three directions of space. The PC lateral mirrors are first engineered in order to optimize photons confinement. Then, the effect of a Bragg mirror below the 2DPC membrane is investigated in terms of out-of-plane leakages and far field emission pattern. This photonic heterostructure allows for a strong lateral confinement of photons, with a modal volume of a few (λ/n)3 and a Purcell factor up to 80, as calculated by two different numerical methods. We finally discuss the efficiency of the single photon source for different collection set-up.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2011
Published: March 2, 2011

P. Nedel, X. Letartre, C. Seassal, Alexia Auffèves, L. Ferrier, E. Drouard, A. Rahmani, and P. Viktorovitch, "Design and investigation of surface addressable photonic crystal cavity confined band edge modes for quantum photonic devices," Opt. Express 19, 5014-5025 (2011)

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