Single point defect photonic crystal nanocavity with ultrahigh quality factor achieved by using hexapole mode

Takasumi Tanabe, Akihiko Shinya, Eiichi Kuramochi, Shingo Kondo, Hideaki Taniyama, Masaya Notomi

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Abstract

Photonic crystal (PhC) nanocavities with an extremely high quality factor (Q) based on a point defect are fabricated and their properties are studied. Their confinement of light is based on rotational symmetry, which forms a hexapole mode with a Q of 3.2× 105. It demonstrates that this nanocavity is an alternative candidate for achieving an ultrahigh Q. In addition, we observed bistable behavior based on the thermo-optic effect at a threshold power of a few 100 μW. We also investigated the dynamic properties of this cavity, where we observed that the cavity exhibits a smaller Q at a higher input power.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021110
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Single point defect photonic crystal nanocavity with ultrahigh quality factor achieved by using hexapole mode. / Tanabe, Takasumi; Shinya, Akihiko; Kuramochi, Eiichi; Kondo, Shingo; Taniyama, Hideaki; Notomi, Masaya.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 91, No. 2, 021110, 2007.

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Tanabe, Takasumi ; Shinya, Akihiko ; Kuramochi, Eiichi ; Kondo, Shingo ; Taniyama, Hideaki ; Notomi, Masaya. / Single point defect photonic crystal nanocavity with ultrahigh quality factor achieved by using hexapole mode. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2007 ; Vol. 91, No. 2.
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