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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2002
  • pp: 339–341

Polarization properties of dipolelike defect modes in photonic crystal nanocavities

Oskar Painter and Kartik Srinivasan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 339-341 (2002)

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Far-field measurements of the in-plane polarization properties of spontaneous emission from optical nanocavities formed in two-dimensional photonic crystal slab waveguides are presented. A strong polarization signature, even subthreshold, is found for a pair of highly localized dipolelike resonant modes. This polarization signature is used to study the effects of symmetry lowering within the cavity.

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(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

Oskar Painter and Kartik Srinivasan, "Polarization properties of dipolelike defect modes in photonic crystal nanocavities," Opt. Lett. 27, 339-341 (2002)

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