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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 17206–17213

High-Q nanocavity with a 2-ns photon lifetime

Yasushi Takahashi, Hiroyuki Hagino, Yoshinori Tanaka, Bong-Shik Song, Takashi Asano, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 17206-17213 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.017206


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Abstract

We have succeeded in fabricating a photonic crystal nanocavity with a photon lifetime of 2.1 ns, which corresponds to a quality factor of 2.5×106. This lifetime is the longest recorded thus far in photonic crystal cavities, and was brought about by improvements in the fabrication process. Comparing our experimental quality factor with the results of calculations shows that we have suppressed variations in the radii and positions of the air holes composing a nanocavity such that their standard deviations are less than 1 nm.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Cavities

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2007
Published: December 10, 2007

Virtual Issues
Physics and Applications of Microresonators (2007) Optics Express

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Yasushi Takahashi, Hiroyuki Hagino, Yoshinori Tanaka, Bong-Shik Song, Takashi Asano, and Susumu Noda, "High-Q nanocavity with a 2-ns photon lifetime," Opt. Express 15, 17206-17213 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-17206


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