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Control of mode volume and radiation dynamics of a slow-light-mode in a quasi-3D photonic crystal configuration
Author(s): Badhise Ben Bakir; Salim Boutami; Christian Seassal; Xavier Letartre; Jean-Louis Leclercq; Pierre Viktorovitch; Marc Zussy; Lea Di Cioccio; Jean Marc Fedeli
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Paper Abstract

We propose a new approach to realise surface addressable active photonic crystal devices. High Q-factor and low optical volume can be achieved combining lateral control of the mode size by a local modulation of the planar photonic crystal parameters, and vertical confinement assisted by a Bragg reflector. The low Q-factor of a 1D PC band edge mode can be increased up to 40000, while the optical mode volume is limited at the wavelength scale. Experimental results on laser operation achieved using this strategy in the case of an InP-based PC membrane bonded onto a Si/SiO2 Bragg reflector will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6989, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII, 69890M (6 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781254
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Badhise Ben Bakir, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
CEA-LETI, Minatec (France)
Salim Boutami, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
CEA-LETI, Minatec (France)
Christian Seassal, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Xavier Letartre, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Jean-Louis Leclercq, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Pierre Viktorovitch, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Marc Zussy, CEA-LETI, Minatec (France)
Lea Di Cioccio, CEA-LETI, Minatec (France)
Jean Marc Fedeli, CEA-LETI, Minatec (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6989:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII
Richard M. De La Rue; Ceferino López; Michele Midrio; Pierre Viktorovitch, Editor(s)

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