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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4915–4918

Design and demonstration of high quality-factor H1-cavity in two-dimensional photonic crystal

Ying-Jhe Fu, Yi-Shan Lee, and Sheng-Di Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4915-4918 (2013)

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We introduce a method for designing an H1 photonic crystal cavity to enhance its quality factor (Q factor). The highest theoretical Q factor of 120,000 is obtained. The Fourier transformation of field distribution shows that the enhancement arises from the component reduction of a leaky mode. The Q-factor improvement has also been demonstrated experimentally with the highest value of 11,700. Our design could be useful for studying light–matter interaction in an H1 cavity as the mode volume only increases slightly.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2013
Published: November 15, 2013

Ying-Jhe Fu, Yi-Shan Lee, and Sheng-Di Lin, "Design and demonstration of high quality-factor H1-cavity in two-dimensional photonic crystal," Opt. Lett. 38, 4915-4918 (2013)

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