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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9272–9279

Optimization of circular photonic crystal cavities - beyond coupled mode theory

Derek Chang, Jacob Scheuer, and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9272-9279 (2005)

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We study comprehensively using numerical simulations a new class of resonators, based on a circular photonic crystal reflector. The dependence of the resonator characteristics on the reflector design and parameters is studied in detail. The numerical results are compared to analytic results based on coupled mode theory. High quality factors and small modal volumes are found for a wide variety of design parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

Derek Chang, Jacob Scheuer, and Amnon Yariv, "Optimization of circular photonic crystal cavities �?? beyond coupled mode theory," Opt. Express 13, 9272-9279 (2005)

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