OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2008
  • pp: 1908–1910

GaAs photonic crystal cavity with ultrahigh Q: microwatt nonlinearity at 1.55 μ m

Sylvain Combrié, Alfredo De Rossi, Quynh Vy Tran, and Henri Benisty  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 16, pp. 1908-1910 (2008)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (308 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



We haves realized and measured a GaAs nanocavity in a slab photonic crystal based on the design by Kuramochi et al. [Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 041112 (2006) ]. We measure a quality factor Q = 700,000 , which proves that ultrahigh Q nanocavities are also feasible in GaAs. We show that owing to larger two-photon absorption in GaAs nonlinearities appear at the microwatt level and will be more functional in gallium arsenide than in silicon nanocavities.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2008
Published: August 13, 2008

Sylvain Combrié, Alfredo De Rossi, Quynh Vy Tran, and Henri Benisty, "GaAs photonic crystal cavity with ultrahigh Q: microwatt nonlinearity at 1.55 μm," Opt. Lett. 33, 1908-1910 (2008)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. E. Kuramochi, M. Notomi, S. Mitsugi, A. Shinya, and T. Tanabe, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 041112 (2006). [CrossRef]
  2. S. Noda, M. Fujita, and T. Asano, Nat. Photonics 1, 449 (2007). [CrossRef]
  3. A. Berthelot, I. Favero, G. Cassabois, C. Voisin, C. Delalande, Ph. Roussignol, R. Ferreira, and J. M. Gérard, Nat. Phys. 2, 759 (2006). [CrossRef]
  4. T. Tanabe, M. Notomi, E. Kuramochi, A. Shinya, and H. Taniyama, Nat. Photonics 1, 49 (2007). [CrossRef]
  5. E. Weidner, S. Combrié, A. De Rossi, Q.-V. Tran, and S. Cassette, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 101118 (2007). [CrossRef]
  6. S. Combrié, E. Weidner, A. De Rossi, S. Bansropun, S. Cassette, A. Talneau, and H. Benisty, Opt. Express 14, 7353 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. S. Combrié, S. Bansropun, M. Lecomte, O. Parillaud, S. Cassette, H. Benisty, and J. Nagle, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 23, 1521 (2005). [CrossRef]
  8. T. Uesugi, B. S. Song, T. Asano, and S. Noda, Opt. Express 14, 377 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. A. De Rossi, M. Lauritano, S. Combrié, Q.-V. Tran, and C. Husko, “Interplay of plasma-induced and fast thermal nonlinearities in a GaAs-based photonic crystal nanocavity” (submitted to Phys. Rev. A).
  10. A. D. Bristow, J.-P. R. Wells, W. H. Fan, A. M. Fox, M. S. Skolnick, D. M. Whittaker, A. Tahraoui, T. F. Krauss, and J. S. Roberts, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 851 (2003). [CrossRef]

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.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited