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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2013
  • pp: 1612–1614

Optical design of split-beam photonic crystal nanocavities

Aaron C. Hryciw and Paul E. Barclay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 10, pp. 1612-1614 (2013)

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We design high-quality-factor photonic crystal nanobeam cavities formed by two mechanically isolated cantilevers. These “split-beam” cavities have a physical gap at the center, allowing mechanical excitations of one or both of the cavity halves. They are designed by analyzing the optical band structures and mode profiles of waveguides perforated by elliptical holes and rectangular gaps and are predicted to support optical resonances with quality factors exceeding 106 at wavelengths of 1.6μm.

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2013
Published: May 6, 2013

Aaron C. Hryciw and Paul E. Barclay, "Optical design of split-beam photonic crystal nanocavities," Opt. Lett. 38, 1612-1614 (2013)

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