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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 1 — Jan. 29, 2008

High-Q cavities in multilayer photonic crystal slabs

Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic, C. Martijn de Sterke, M. J. Steel, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Yoshinori Tanaka, and Susumu Noda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 17248-17253 (2007)

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We propose a novel concept for creating high-Q cavities in photonic crystal slabs (PCS). These cavities are formed by depositing a polymer layer on top of a photonic crystal membrane fabricated in a high index semiconductor slab. We show that such multilayer structures exhibit a mode-gap and can yield high-Q microcavities with quality factors of Q~106. This allows the cavity to be created by polymer processing, following the much more demanding semiconductor processing that is used to generate a uniform PCS. Depending on the polymer used, these structures can be additionally tuned using photosensitivity or the electro-optic effect.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Cavities

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2007
Published: December 10, 2007

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Vol. 3, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Physics and Applications of Microresonators (2007) Optics Express

Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic, C. M. de Sterke, M. J. Steel, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Yoshinori Tanaka, and Susumu Noda, "High-Q cavities in multilayer photonic crystal slabs," Opt. Express 15, 17248-17253 (2007)

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