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High-Q photonic band gap resonant cavities: from mm-wave to optical regime
Author(s): Shawn-Yu Lin; Vincent M. Hietala; S. K. Lyo; Hans W. P. Koops; Pierre R. Villeneuve; John D. Joannopoulos
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Paper Abstract

We have realized a new class of high-Q resonant cavity using two-dimensional photonic bandgap (PBG) structures and showed that its Q-value can be as high as approximately 23,000 in the mm-wave regime. We further show that its modal properties, such as the resonant frequency, modal linewidth and number of modes, can be tuned by varying the cavity size. In addition, we present a new nano-fabrication technique for constructing PBG resonant cavities in the near infrared and visible spectral regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2693, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238952
Show Author Affiliations
Shawn-Yu Lin, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Vincent M. Hietala, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
S. K. Lyo, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Hans W. P. Koops, Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)
Pierre R. Villeneuve, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
John D. Joannopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2693:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV
Weng W. Chow; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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