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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11916–11921

Statistical studies of photonic heterostructure nanocavities with an average Q factor of three million

Yuki Taguchi, Yasushi Takahashi, Yoshiya Sato, Takashi Asano, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11916-11921 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.011916


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Abstract

We have measured the quality (Q) factors and resonant wavelengths for 80 photonic crystal nanocavities with the same heterostructure. In this statistical evaluation, the Q factors varied according to a normal distribution centered at 3 million and ranging between 2.3 million and 3.9 million. The resonant wavelengths also fluctuated but with a standard deviation of only 0.33 nm. Such a high average Q factor and highly controlled resonant wavelength will be important for the development of advanced applications of photonic crystal nanocavities. Comparing the experimental values with calculated values suggests that factors other than structural variations of air holes, which decrease the Q factor, are indeed present in the fabricated nanocavities.

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OCIS Codes
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: April 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2011
Published: June 3, 2011

Citation
Yuki Taguchi, Yasushi Takahashi, Yoshiya Sato, Takashi Asano, and Susumu Noda, "Statistical studies of photonic heterostructure nanocavities with an average Q factor of three million," Opt. Express 19, 11916-11921 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-12-11916


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