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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 19361–19366

Glass-embedded two-dimensional silicon photonic crystal devices with a broad bandwidth waveguide and a high quality nanocavity

Seung-Woo Jeon, Jin-kyu Han, Bong-Shik Song, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 19361-19366 (2010)

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To enhance the mechanical stability of a two-dimensional photonic crystal slab structure and maintain its excellent performance, we designed a glass-embedded silicon photonic crystal device consisting of a broad bandwidth waveguide and a nanocavity with a high quality (Q) factor, and then fabricated the structure using spin-on glass (SOG). Furthermore, we showed that the refractive index of the SOG could be tuned from 1.37 to 1.57 by varying the curing temperature of the SOG. Finally, we demonstrated a glass-embedded heterostructured cavity with an ultrahigh Q factor of 160,000 by adjusting the refractive index of the SOG.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2010
Published: August 26, 2010

Seung-Woo Jeon, Jin-kyu Han, Bong-Shik Song, and Susumu Noda, "Glass-embedded two-dimensional silicon photonic crystal devices with a broad bandwidth waveguide and a high quality nanocavity," Opt. Express 18, 19361-19366 (2010)

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