Ultra high quality factor one dimensional photonic crystal/photonic wire micro-cavities in silicon-on-insulator (SOI)

Md Zain, A.R., Johnson, N., Sorel, M. and De La Rue, R.M. (2008) Ultra high quality factor one dimensional photonic crystal/photonic wire micro-cavities in silicon-on-insulator (SOI). Optics Express, 16(16), pp. 12084-12089. (doi:10.1364/OE.16.012084)

Md Zain, A.R., Johnson, N., Sorel, M. and De La Rue, R.M. (2008) Ultra high quality factor one dimensional photonic crystal/photonic wire micro-cavities in silicon-on-insulator (SOI). Optics Express, 16(16), pp. 12084-12089. (doi:10.1364/OE.16.012084)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.012084

Abstract

We present experimental results on photonic crystal/photonic wire micro-cavity structures that demonstrate further enhancement of the quality-factor (Q-factor) - up to approximately 149,000 - in the fibre telecommunications wavelength range. The Q-values and the useful transmission levels achieved are due, in particular, to the combination of both tapering within and outside the micro-cavity, with carefully designed hole diameters and non-periodic hole placement within the tapered section. Our 2D Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) simulation approach shows good agreement with the experimental results.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnson, Dr Nigel and Sorel, Professor Marc and De La Rue, Professor Richard
Authors: Md Zain, A.R., Johnson, N., Sorel, M., and De La Rue, R.M.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Optics Express
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:1094-4087
ISSN (Online):1094-4087

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