OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 32, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 542–544

High-Q cavities in photosensitive photonic crystals

Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic, M. J. Steel, C. Martijn de Sterke, and David J. Moss  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 5, pp. 542-544 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000542


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (217 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We propose a novel concept for creating high-Q cavities in photonic crystal slabs (PCSs) composed of photosensitive material. To date, high-Q cavities have been realized through the use of double heterostructures where the lattice geometry is altered via nanolithography. Here, we show that selective postexposure to light of a uniform PCS composed of photosensitive material, altering the refractive index permanently, can also yield high-Q microcavities. We show theoretically that high-Q cavities (up to Q = 1 × 10 6 ) can be achieved with photoinduced index changes that are well within what can be achieved in chalcogenide glasses.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007

Citation
Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic, M. J. Steel, C. Martijn de Sterke, and David J. Moss, "High-Q cavities in photosensitive photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 32, 542-544 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-5-542

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited