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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 1228–1233

Coupled photonic crystal heterostructure nanocavities

D. O’Brien, M.D. Settle, T. Karle, A. Michaeli, M. Salib, and T.F. Krauss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 1228-1233 (2007)

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We show the first experimental demonstration of multiple heterostructure photonic crystal cavities being coupled together to form a chain of coupled resonators with up to ten cavities. This system allows us to engineer the group velocity of light over a wide range. Devices were fabricated using 193 nm deep UV lithography and standard silicon processing technology. Structures were analysed using both coupled resonator and photonic bandstructure theory, and we highlight the discrepancies arising from subtle imperfections of the fabricated structure.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

D. O'Brien, M. D. Settle, T. Karle, A. Michaeli, M. Salib, and T. F. Krauss, "Coupled photonic crystal heterostructure nanocavities," Opt. Express 15, 1228-1233 (2007)

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