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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4223–4226

Stable planar mesoscopic photonic crystal cavities

G. Magno, A. Monmayrant, M. Grande, F. Lozes-Dupuy, O. Gauthier-Lafaye, G. Calò, and V. Petruzzelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 14, pp. 4223-4226 (2014)

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Mesoscopic self-collimation (MSC) in mesoscopic photonic crystals with high reflectivity is exploited to realize a novel high Q-factor cavity by means of mesoscopic PhC planar mirrors. These mirrors efficiently confine a mode inside a planar Fabry–Perot-like cavity, that results from a beam focusing effect that stabilizes the cavity even for small beam sizes, resembling the focusing behavior of curved mirrors. Moreover, they show an improved reflectivity with respect to their standard distributed Bragg reflector counterparts that allows higher compactness. A Q-factor higher than 104 has been achieved for an optimized 5-period-long mirror cavity. The optimization of the Q-factor and the performances in terms of energy storage, field enhancement, and confinement are detailed.

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OCIS Codes
(230.2035) Optical devices : Dispersion compensation devices
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2014
Published: July 14, 2014

G. Magno, A. Monmayrant, M. Grande, F. Lozes-Dupuy, O. Gauthier-Lafaye, G. Calò, and V. Petruzzelli, "Stable planar mesoscopic photonic crystal cavities," Opt. Lett. 39, 4223-4226 (2014)

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