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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 9, 2011
  • pp: 9371–9377

High-Q/V air-mode photonic crystal cavities at microwave frequencies

Yinan Zhang, Irfan Bulu, Wai-Ming Tam, Ben Levitt, Jagdish Shah, Tancredi Botto, and Marko Loncar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 9371-9377 (2011)

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We present results for a photonic microwave resonator designed and fabricated at 17.4GHz with a record high Quality factor (Q = 26,400) at room temperature over a mode volume smaller than one cubic wavelength. The cavity is uniquely designed to have its electric field concentrated in air, which allows for efficient coupling to free space and facilitates interactions with gaseous atomic systems and fluids.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: March 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2011
Published: April 28, 2011

Yinan Zhang, Irfan Bulu, Wai-Ming Tam, Ben Levitt, Jagdish Shah, Tancredi Botto, and Marko Loncar, "High-Q/V air-mode photonic crystal cavities at microwave frequencies," Opt. Express 19, 9371-9377 (2011)

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