High-Q side-coupled semi-2D-photonic crystal cavity
2016 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 6, 26038Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
High-Q semi-2D-photonic crystal cavities with a tapered edge and side-coupled bus waveguide are demonstrated. With a quadratic design, the unloaded cavity presents a theoretical ultrahigh quality factor up to 6.7 x 10(7) for the condition that there are mere 34 holes in the propagated direction, which is pretty close to the 2D and 1D counterpart. Combined with a side-coupled bus waveguide, an all-pass-type cavity with a loaded quality factor (Q) of over 2.4 x 10(4) and an extinction ratio over 10 dB are experimentally demonstrated. An experimental loaded Q up to 1.1 x 10(5) are also achieved by tuning the coupling between the cavity and the bus waveguide, which is much larger than any reported surface-mode cavity. This cavity is quite suitable for sensors, filters and especially optomechanical devices thanks to the mechanical stability of the cavity and flexibility of the bus waveguide.
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Nature Publishing Group, 2016. Vol. 6, 26038
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-188438DOI: 10.1038/srep26038ISI: 000376135600001PubMedID: 27194203ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84970023791OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-188438DiVA: diva2:936798
QC 201606142016-06-142016-06-102016-06-14Bibliographically approved