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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3129–3132

Photonic crystal nanofishbone nanocavity

Tsan-Wen Lu and Po-Tsung Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 16, pp. 3129-3132 (2013)

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We propose a photonic crystal (PhC) nanofishbone (NFB) nanocavity, which confines an ultrahigh Q (1.8×107) transverse-magnetic (TM) mode. With thin slab thickness and only few PhC periods, the TM mode in NFB nanocavity shows higher Q, larger confinement factor and smaller mode volume than that in PhC nanobeam nanocavity, while the total etched-surface area is also significantly reduced. This PhC NFB nanocavity with very compact device size will be very beneficial for quantum cascade lasers, plasmonic nanolasers, and other applications needing high Q TM modes.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2013
Published: August 14, 2013

Tsan-Wen Lu and Po-Tsung Lee, "Photonic crystal nanofishbone nanocavity," Opt. Lett. 38, 3129-3132 (2013)

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