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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 26 — Dec. 30, 2013
  • pp: 32623–32629

Photonic crystal cavities in cubic (3C) polytype silicon carbide films

Marina Radulaski, Thomas M. Babinec, Sonia Buckley, Armand Rundquist, J Provine, Kassem Alassaad, Gabriel Ferro, and Jelena Vučković  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 26, pp. 32623-32629 (2013)

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We present the design, fabrication, and characterization of high quality factor (Q ~103) and small mode volume (V ~0.75 (λ/n)3) planar photonic crystal cavities from cubic (3C) thin films (thickness ~200 nm) of silicon carbide (SiC) grown epitaxially on a silicon substrate. We demonstrate cavity resonances across the telecommunications band, with wavelengths from 1.25 – 1.6 μm. Finally, we discuss possible applications in nonlinear optics, optical interconnects, and quantum information science.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2013
Published: December 23, 2013

Marina Radulaski, Thomas M. Babinec, Sonia Buckley, Armand Rundquist, J Provine, Kassem Alassaad, Gabriel Ferro, and Jelena Vučković, "Photonic crystal cavities in cubic (3C) polytype silicon carbide films," Opt. Express 21, 32623-32629 (2013)

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