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Bragg onion resonators with omnidirectional reflector cladding
Author(s): Yong Xu; Wei Liang; James G. Fleming; Yanyi Huang; Amnon Yariv; Shawn-Yu Lin
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Paper Abstract

We propose to use onion-like resonators to approximate spherically symmetric Bragg resonators. Such Bragg onion resonators have been realized in silicon based material systems. We develop an analytical theory that calculates the resonant frequencies and the quality factors of the onion cavity modes. We demonstrate that it is possible to achieve Q factors exceeding 5 x 106 in a cavity of a few microns in dimension. The onion resonators allow full control over the spontaneous emission process, which may lead to the thresholdless lasers. The onion resonators may also find many other applications in cavity quantum electrodynamics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5360, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices II, (9 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553910
Show Author Affiliations
Yong Xu, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Wei Liang, California Institute of Technology (United States)
James G. Fleming, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Yanyi Huang, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Amnon Yariv, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Shawn-Yu Lin, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5360:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices II
Ali Adibi; Axel Scherer; Shawn-Yu Lin, Editor(s)

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