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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1282–1285

High-quality-factor photonic crystal ring resonator

Yong Zhang, Cheng Zeng, Danping Li, Ge Gao, Zengzhi Huang, Jinzhong Yu, and Jinsong Xia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 1282-1285 (2014)

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A design for enhancing the quality (Q) factor of a photonic crystal ring resonator (PCRR) is introduced. The highest Q factor based on simulations is 121,000. The analysis of momentum space distributions of the electric field profile for PCRR resonance shows that a high Q factor of a PCRR is attributed to the reduction of tangential k-vector component inside the leaky region. A high Q factor of 75,200 is experimentally demonstrated for a modified PCRR on a silicon-on-insulator wafer. The high-Q-factor PCRR demonstrated here will be beneficial for channel drop filters, lasers, sensors, and other applications.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 2, 2014
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 23, 2014
Published: February 25, 2014

Yong Zhang, Cheng Zeng, Danping Li, Ge Gao, Zengzhi Huang, Jinzhong Yu, and Jinsong Xia, "High-quality-factor photonic crystal ring resonator," Opt. Lett. 39, 1282-1285 (2014)

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