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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 902–904

Submicrometer diameter micropillar cavities with high quality factor and ultrasmall mode volume

Yinan Zhang and Marko Lončar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 902-904 (2009)

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We theoretically demonstrate high quality factor ( Q 3 × 10 6 ) micropillar cavities with a record low mode volume [ V 0.1 ( λ n ) 3 ] based on the Ti O 2 Si O 2 material system. The proposed cavities have Q V that is 3 orders of magnitude larger than previously reported ones. We show that our cavity embedded with a diamond nanocrystal provides a feasible platform for cavity quantum electrodynamics experiments in the strong coupling limit.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2009
Published: March 17, 2009

Yinan Zhang and Marko Lončar, "Submicrometer diameter micropillar cavities with high quality factor and ultrasmall mode volume," Opt. Lett. 34, 902-904 (2009)

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