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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2006
  • pp: 2160–2162

Near-field observation of subwavelength confinement of photoluminescence by a photonic crystal microcavity

Nicolas Louvion, Adel Rahmani, Christian Seassal, Ségolène Callard, Davy Gérard, and Frédérique de Fornel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2160-2162 (2006)

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We present a direct, room-temperature near-field optical study of light confinement by a subwavelength defect microcavity in a photonic crystal slab containing quantum-well sources. The observations are compared with three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain calculations, and excellent agreement is found. Moreover, we use a subwavelength cavity to study the influence of a near-field probe on the imaging of localized optical modes.

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OCIS Codes
(180.5810) Microscopy : Scanning microscopy
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence

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Original Manuscript: February 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2006

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Nicolas Louvion, Adel Rahmani, Christian Seassal, Ségolène Callard, Davy Gérard, and Frédérique de Fornel, "Near-field observation of subwavelength confinement of photoluminescence by a photonic crystal microcavity," Opt. Lett. 31, 2160-2162 (2006)

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