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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 17254–17263

Ultra-high-Q three-dimensional photonic crystal nano-resonators

Lingling Tang and Tomoyuki Yoshie  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 17254-17263 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.017254


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Abstract

Two nano-resonator modes are designed in a woodpile three-dimensional photonic crystal by the modulation of unit cell size along a low-loss optical waveguide. One is a dipole mode with 2.88 cubic half-wavelengths mode volume. The other is a quadrupole mode with 8.3 cubic half-wavelengths mode volume. Light is three-dimensionally confined by a complete photonic band gap so that, in the analyzed range, the quality factor exponentially increases as the increase in the number of unit cells used for confinement of light.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Cavities

History
Original Manuscript: September 27, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2007
Published: December 10, 2007

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Physics and Applications of Microresonators (2007) Optics Express

Citation
Lingling Tang and Tomoyuki Yoshie, "Ultra-high-Q three-dimensional photonic crystal nano-resonators," Opt. Express 15, 17254-17263 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-25-17254


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