OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 24, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 771–773

Microcavities combining a semiconductor with a fused-silica microsphere

Xudong Fan, Scott Lacey, and Hailin Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 11, pp. 771-773 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000771


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (233 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report studies of a novel microcavity system that combines a semiconductor quantum well with a fused-silica microsphere. We show that excitonic photoluminescence from the quantum well couples efficiently into whispering-gallery modes. Using a resonant light-scattering technique, we demonstrate that the Q factor of the combined system exceeds 105 . Our studies also point to the necessity of using semiconductor nanostructures with a capping layer no more than a few nanometers thick.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics

Citation
Xudong Fan, Scott Lacey, and Hailin Wang, "Microcavities combining a semiconductor with a fused-silica microsphere," Opt. Lett. 24, 771-773 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-11-771


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. V. B. Braginsky, M. L. Gorodetsky, and V. S. Ilchenko, Phys. Lett. A 137, 393 (1989).
  2. L. Collot, V. Lefevre-Serguin, M. Brune, J. M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, Europhys. Lett. 23, 327 (1993).
  3. D. W. Vernooy, A. Furusawa, N. Ph. Georgiades, V. S. Ilchenko, and H. J. Kimble, Phys. Rev. A 57, R2293 (1998).
  4. V. Sandoghdar, F. Treussart, J. Hare, V. Lefevre-Seguin, J.-M. Raimond, and S. Haroche, Phys. Rev. A 54, R1777 (1996).
  5. D. J. Norris, M. Kuwata-Gonokami, and W. E. Moerner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 297 (1997).
  6. M. Pelton and Y. Yamamoto, Phys. Rev. A 59, 2418 (1999).
  7. X. Fan, A. Doran, and H. Wang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 3190 (1998).
  8. Q factors approaching 108 have been observed when the prism is sufficiently far from the sphere and are limited by the spectral linewidth of the tunable diode laser used in our study.
  9. H. F. Hess, E. Betzig, T. D. Harris, L. N. Pfeiffer, and K. W. West, Science 264, 1740 (1994).
  10. See, for example, H. J. Carmichael, Phys. Rev. A 33, 3262 (1986).
  11. L. C. Andreani and A. Pasquarello, Phys. Rev. B 42, 8928 (1990).
  12. M. A. Hines and P. Guyot-Sionnest, J. Appl. Chem. 100, 468 (1996).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited