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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8219–8225

Two-dimensional hybrid photonic/plasmonic crystal cavities

Tsung-li Liu, Kasey J. Russell, Shanying Cui, and Evelyn L. Hu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8219-8225 (2014)

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We present a 2-D plasmonic crystal design with visible band-gap by combining a 2-D photonic crystal with TM band-gap and a silver surface. Simulations show that the presence of the silver surface gives rise to an expanded band-gap. A plasmonic crystal defect cavity with Q ~300 and mode volume ~1.9x10−2 (λ/n) 3 can be formed using our design. The total Q of such a cavity is determined by both the radiative loss of the dielectric component, as well as absorption loss to the metal. We provide design criteria for the optimization of the total Q to allow high radiative or extraction efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: December 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2014
Published: April 1, 2014

Tsung-li Liu, Kasey J. Russell, Shanying Cui, and Evelyn L. Hu, "Two-dimensional hybrid photonic/plasmonic crystal cavities," Opt. Express 22, 8219-8225 (2014)

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