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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2207–2209

Wavelength-sized, tunable nanocavity in deeply etched In P In Ga As P In P photonic crystals

H. H.J.E. Kicken, I. Barbu, R. W. van der Heijden, F. Karouta, R. Nötzel, E. van der Drift, and H. W.M. Salemink  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 14, pp. 2207-2209 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002207


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Abstract

Wavelength-sized point defect cavities coupled to access waveguides are reported for deeply etched In P In Ga As P In P two-dimensional photonic crystals. The observed quality factor of 60 is comparable to those found for one-row defect Fabry–Perot cavities and for simple point defect cavities in membranes. The quality factor was changed by varying the number of rows of holes. Upon infiltration of the holes with liquid crystal, frequency tuning was demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2009
Published: July 13, 2009

Citation
H. H. J. E. Kicken, I. Barbu, R. W. van der Heijden, F. Karouta, R. Nötzel, E. van der Drift, and H. W. M. Salemink, "Wavelength-sized, tunable nanocavity in deeply etched InP/InGaAsP/InP photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 34, 2207-2209 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-14-2207


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