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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008

Surface-normal emission of a high-Q resonator using a subwavelength high-contrast grating

Ye Zhou, Michael Moewe, Johannes Kern, Michael C. Y. Huang, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17282-17287 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.017282


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Abstract

We report a novel high-quality (Q) factor optical resonator using a subwavelength high-contrast grating (HCG) with in-plane resonance and surface-normal emission. We show that the in-plane resonance is manifested is by a sharp, asymmetric lineshape in the surface-normal reflectivity spectrum. The simulated Q factor of the resonator is shown to be as high as 500,000. A HCG-resonator was fabricated with an InGaAs quantum well active region sandwiched in-between AlGaAs layers and a Q factor of >14,000 was inferred from the photoluminescence linewidth of 0.07 nm, which is currently limited by instrumentation. The novel HCG resonator design will serve as a potential platform for many devices including surface emitting lasers, optical filters, and biological or chemical sensors.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: August 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2008
Published: October 13, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Ye Zhou, Michael Moewe, Johannes Kern, Michael C. Huang, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, "Surface-normal emission of a high-Q resonator using a subwavelength high-contrast grating," Opt. Express 16, 17282-17287 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-17282


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