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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 17241–17247

Reconfigurable microfiber-coupled photonic crystal resonator

Myung-Ki Kim, In-Kag Hwang, Min-Kyo Seo, and Yong-Hee Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 17241-17247 (2007)

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We propose and demonstrate reconfigurable microfiber-coupled photonic crystal (PhC) lasers. In this generic configuration, the position of a PhC resonator can be defined (and redefined) repeatedly by simply relocating a curved microfiber along the linear PhC waveguide. In the proximity of the PhC waveguide in contact with the microfiber, the cutoff frequency (effective index) of the PhC waveguide becomes smaller (larger) than that of a bare PhC waveguide. Accordingly, when a curved microfiber is in contact with the PhC waveguide, a linear PhC resonator having Gaussian-shaped potential well is formed. Experimentally we confirm the formation of the reconfigurable resonator by observing laser operation slightly below three available band edges.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Cavities

Original Manuscript: October 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2007
Published: December 10, 2007

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Myung-Ki Kim, In-Kag Hwang, Min-Kyo Seo, and Yong-Hee Lee, "Reconfigurable microfiber-coupled photonic crystal resonator," Opt. Express 15, 17241-17247 (2007)

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