Abstract

We model the optical properties of L3 photonic crystal nano-cavities as a function of the photonic crystal membrane refractive index n using a guided mode expansion method. Band structure calculations revealed that a TE-like full band-gap exists for materials of refractive index as low as 1.6. The Q-factor of such cavities showed a super-linear increase with refractive index. By adjusting the relative position of the cavity side holes, the Q-factor was optimised as a function of the photonic crystal membrane refractive index n over the range 1.6 to 3.4. Q-factors in the range 3000-8000 were predicted from absorption free materials in the visible range with refractive index between 2.45 and 2.8.

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2005 (6)

M. Notomi, A. Shinya, S. Mitsugi, G. Kira, E. Kuramochi, and T. Tanabe, “Optical bistable switching action of Si high-Q photonic-crystal nanocavities,” Opt. Express 13, 2678 (2005).
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[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

C-S. Kee, S-P. Han, K. B. Yoon, C-G. Choi, H. K. Sung, S. S. Oh, H. Y. Park, S. Park, and H. Schift, “Photonic band gaps and defect modes of polymer photonic crystal slabs,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 051101 (2005).
[Crossref]

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2004 (2)

T. Yoshie, A. Scherer, J. Hendrickson, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, G. Rupper, C. Ell, O. B. Shchekin, and D. G. Deppe, “Vacuum Rabi splitting with a single quantum dot in a photonic crystal nanocavity,” Nature 432, 200 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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2003 (5)

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, “High-Q photonic nanocavity in two-dimensional photonic crystal,” Nature 425, 944 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. J. Vahala, “Optical microcavities,” Nature 424, 839 (2003).
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[Crossref]

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, “Investigation of high-Q channel drop filters using donor-type defects in two-dimensional photonic crystal slabs,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1512 (2003), and S. Noda, A. Chutinan, and M. Imada, “Trapping and emission of photons by a single defect in a photonic bandgap structure,” Nature 407, 608 (2000),
[Crossref]

H-Y. Ryu, M. Notomi, and Y-H. Lee, “High-quality-factor and small-mode-volume hexapole modes in photonic-crystal-slab nanocavities,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4294 (2003).
[Crossref]

2002 (1)

D. M. Whittaker, I. S. Culshaw, V. N. Astratov, and M. S. Skolnick, “Photonic band structure of patterned waveguides with dielectric and metallic cladding,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 073102 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

J. Vuckovic, M. Loncar, H. Mabuchi, and A. Scherer, “Design of photonic crystal microcavities for cavity QED,” Phys. Rev. E 65, 016608 (2001).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

J. Vuckovic, Y. Xu, A. Yariv, and A. Scherer, “Finite-difference time-domain calculation of the spontaneous emission coupling factor in optical microcavities,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1168 (1999).
[Crossref]

1996 (2)

M. Gilo and N. Croitoru, “Properties of TiO2 films prepared by ion-assisted deposition using a gridless end-Hall ion source,” Thin Solid Films 283, 84 (1996).
[Crossref]

T. F. Krauss, R. M. De La Rue, and S. Brand, “Two-dimensional photonic-bandgap structures operating at near-infrared wavelengths,” Nature 383, 699 (1996).
[Crossref]

1952 (1)

D. C. Cronemeyer, “Electrical and optical properties of rutile single crystals,” Phys. Rev. 87, 876 (1952).
[Crossref]

1946 (1)

E. M. Purcell, “Spontaneous emission probabilities at radio frequencies,” Phys. Rev. 69, 681 (1946).

Adawi, A. M.

A. M. Adawi, A. Cadby, L G. Connolly, W-C. Hung, R. Dean, A. Tahraoui, A. M. Fox, A. G. Cullis, D. Sanvitto, M. S. Skolnick, and D. G. Lidzey “Spontaneous emission control in micropillar cavities containing a fluorescent molecular dye,” Adv. Mater. 18, 742 (2006).
[Crossref]

Akahane, Y.

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B-S. Song, and S. Noda, “Fine-tuned high-Q photonic-crystal nanocavity,” Opt. Express 13, 1202 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, “Investigation of high-Q channel drop filters using donor-type defects in two-dimensional photonic crystal slabs,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1512 (2003), and S. Noda, A. Chutinan, and M. Imada, “Trapping and emission of photons by a single defect in a photonic bandgap structure,” Nature 407, 608 (2000),
[Crossref]

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, “High-Q photonic nanocavity in two-dimensional photonic crystal,” Nature 425, 944 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Akahane, M. Mochizuki, T. Asano, Y. Tanaka, and S. Noda, “Design of a channel drop filter by using a donor-type cavity with high-quality factor in a two-dimensional photonic crystal slab,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1341 (2003).
[Crossref]

Andreani, L C.

L C. Andreani and D. Gerace, “Photonic-crystal slabs with a triangular lattice of triangular holes investigated using a guided-mode expansion method,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 235114 (2006).
[Crossref]

Andreani, L. C.

S. Strauf, K. Hennessy, M. T. Rakher, Y. S. Choi, A. Badolato, L. C. Andreani, E. L. Hu, P. M. Petroff, and D. Bouwmeester, “Self-tuned quantum dot gain in photonic crystal lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 127104 (2006).
[Crossref]

Arakawa, Y.

M. Kitamura, S. Iwamoto, and Y. Arakawa, “Enhanced light emission from an organic photonic crystal with a nanocavity,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 151119 (2005).
[Crossref]

Asano, T.

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B-S. Song, and S. Noda, “Fine-tuned high-Q photonic-crystal nanocavity,” Opt. Express 13, 1202 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, “Investigation of high-Q channel drop filters using donor-type defects in two-dimensional photonic crystal slabs,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1512 (2003), and S. Noda, A. Chutinan, and M. Imada, “Trapping and emission of photons by a single defect in a photonic bandgap structure,” Nature 407, 608 (2000),
[Crossref]

Y. Akahane, T. Asano, B. S. Song, and S. Noda, “High-Q photonic nanocavity in two-dimensional photonic crystal,” Nature 425, 944 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Akahane, M. Mochizuki, T. Asano, Y. Tanaka, and S. Noda, “Design of a channel drop filter by using a donor-type cavity with high-quality factor in a two-dimensional photonic crystal slab,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 1341 (2003).
[Crossref]

Astratov, V. N.

D. M. Whittaker, I. S. Culshaw, V. N. Astratov, and M. S. Skolnick, “Photonic band structure of patterned waveguides with dielectric and metallic cladding,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 073102 (2002).
[Crossref]

Badolato, A.

S. Strauf, K. Hennessy, M. T. Rakher, Y. S. Choi, A. Badolato, L. C. Andreani, E. L. Hu, P. M. Petroff, and D. Bouwmeester, “Self-tuned quantum dot gain in photonic crystal lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 127104 (2006).
[Crossref]

Boucher, R.

G. Büttger, M. Schmidt, M. Eich, R. Boucher, and U. Hubner, “Photonic crystal all-polymer slab resonators,” J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103101 (2005).
[Crossref]

Bouwmeester, D.

S. Strauf, K. Hennessy, M. T. Rakher, Y. S. Choi, A. Badolato, L. C. Andreani, E. L. Hu, P. M. Petroff, and D. Bouwmeester, “Self-tuned quantum dot gain in photonic crystal lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 127104 (2006).
[Crossref]

Brand, S.

T. F. Krauss, R. M. De La Rue, and S. Brand, “Two-dimensional photonic-bandgap structures operating at near-infrared wavelengths,” Nature 383, 699 (1996).
[Crossref]

Büttger, G.

G. Büttger, M. Schmidt, M. Eich, R. Boucher, and U. Hubner, “Photonic crystal all-polymer slab resonators,” J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103101 (2005).
[Crossref]

Cadby, A.

A. M. Adawi, A. Cadby, L G. Connolly, W-C. Hung, R. Dean, A. Tahraoui, A. M. Fox, A. G. Cullis, D. Sanvitto, M. S. Skolnick, and D. G. Lidzey “Spontaneous emission control in micropillar cavities containing a fluorescent molecular dye,” Adv. Mater. 18, 742 (2006).
[Crossref]

Chang, H-S.

W-H. Chang, W-Y. Chen, H-S. Chang, T-P. Hsieh, J-I. Chyi, and T-M. Hsu, “Efficient single-photon sources based on low-density quantum dots in photonic-crystal nanocavities,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 117401 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chang, W-H.

W-H. Chang, W-Y. Chen, H-S. Chang, T-P. Hsieh, J-I. Chyi, and T-M. Hsu, “Efficient single-photon sources based on low-density quantum dots in photonic-crystal nanocavities,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 117401 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chen, W-Y.

W-H. Chang, W-Y. Chen, H-S. Chang, T-P. Hsieh, J-I. Chyi, and T-M. Hsu, “Efficient single-photon sources based on low-density quantum dots in photonic-crystal nanocavities,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 117401 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Choi, C-G.

C-S. Kee, S-P. Han, K. B. Yoon, C-G. Choi, H. K. Sung, S. S. Oh, H. Y. Park, S. Park, and H. Schift, “Photonic band gaps and defect modes of polymer photonic crystal slabs,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 051101 (2005).
[Crossref]

Choi, Y. S.

S. Strauf, K. Hennessy, M. T. Rakher, Y. S. Choi, A. Badolato, L. C. Andreani, E. L. Hu, P. M. Petroff, and D. Bouwmeester, “Self-tuned quantum dot gain in photonic crystal lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 127104 (2006).
[Crossref]

Chyi, J-I.

W-H. Chang, W-Y. Chen, H-S. Chang, T-P. Hsieh, J-I. Chyi, and T-M. Hsu, “Efficient single-photon sources based on low-density quantum dots in photonic-crystal nanocavities,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 117401 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Connolly, L G.

A. M. Adawi, A. Cadby, L G. Connolly, W-C. Hung, R. Dean, A. Tahraoui, A. M. Fox, A. G. Cullis, D. Sanvitto, M. S. Skolnick, and D. G. Lidzey “Spontaneous emission control in micropillar cavities containing a fluorescent molecular dye,” Adv. Mater. 18, 742 (2006).
[Crossref]

Croitoru, N.

M. Gilo and N. Croitoru, “Properties of TiO2 films prepared by ion-assisted deposition using a gridless end-Hall ion source,” Thin Solid Films 283, 84 (1996).
[Crossref]

Cronemeyer, D. C.

D. C. Cronemeyer, “Electrical and optical properties of rutile single crystals,” Phys. Rev. 87, 876 (1952).
[Crossref]

Cullis, A. G.

A. M. Adawi, A. Cadby, L G. Connolly, W-C. Hung, R. Dean, A. Tahraoui, A. M. Fox, A. G. Cullis, D. Sanvitto, M. S. Skolnick, and D. G. Lidzey “Spontaneous emission control in micropillar cavities containing a fluorescent molecular dye,” Adv. Mater. 18, 742 (2006).
[Crossref]

Culshaw, I. S.

D. M. Whittaker, I. S. Culshaw, V. N. Astratov, and M. S. Skolnick, “Photonic band structure of patterned waveguides with dielectric and metallic cladding,” Phys. Rev. B 65, 073102 (2002).
[Crossref]

De La Rue, R. M.

T. F. Krauss, R. M. De La Rue, and S. Brand, “Two-dimensional photonic-bandgap structures operating at near-infrared wavelengths,” Nature 383, 699 (1996).
[Crossref]

Dean, R.

A. M. Adawi, A. Cadby, L G. Connolly, W-C. Hung, R. Dean, A. Tahraoui, A. M. Fox, A. G. Cullis, D. Sanvitto, M. S. Skolnick, and D. G. Lidzey “Spontaneous emission control in micropillar cavities containing a fluorescent molecular dye,” Adv. Mater. 18, 742 (2006).
[Crossref]

Deppe, D. G.

T. Yoshie, A. Scherer, J. Hendrickson, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, G. Rupper, C. Ell, O. B. Shchekin, and D. G. Deppe, “Vacuum Rabi splitting with a single quantum dot in a photonic crystal nanocavity,” Nature 432, 200 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Eich, M.

G. Büttger, M. Schmidt, M. Eich, R. Boucher, and U. Hubner, “Photonic crystal all-polymer slab resonators,” J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103101 (2005).
[Crossref]

Ell, C.

T. Yoshie, A. Scherer, J. Hendrickson, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, G. Rupper, C. Ell, O. B. Shchekin, and D. G. Deppe, “Vacuum Rabi splitting with a single quantum dot in a photonic crystal nanocavity,” Nature 432, 200 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Englund, D.

Fox, A. M.

A. M. Adawi, A. Cadby, L G. Connolly, W-C. Hung, R. Dean, A. Tahraoui, A. M. Fox, A. G. Cullis, D. Sanvitto, M. S. Skolnick, and D. G. Lidzey “Spontaneous emission control in micropillar cavities containing a fluorescent molecular dye,” Adv. Mater. 18, 742 (2006).
[Crossref]

Fushman, I.

Gerace, D.

L C. Andreani and D. Gerace, “Photonic-crystal slabs with a triangular lattice of triangular holes investigated using a guided-mode expansion method,” Phys. Rev. B 73, 235114 (2006).
[Crossref]

Gibbs, H. M.

T. Yoshie, A. Scherer, J. Hendrickson, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, G. Rupper, C. Ell, O. B. Shchekin, and D. G. Deppe, “Vacuum Rabi splitting with a single quantum dot in a photonic crystal nanocavity,” Nature 432, 200 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gilo, M.

M. Gilo and N. Croitoru, “Properties of TiO2 films prepared by ion-assisted deposition using a gridless end-Hall ion source,” Thin Solid Films 283, 84 (1996).
[Crossref]

Han, S-P.

C-S. Kee, S-P. Han, K. B. Yoon, C-G. Choi, H. K. Sung, S. S. Oh, H. Y. Park, S. Park, and H. Schift, “Photonic band gaps and defect modes of polymer photonic crystal slabs,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 051101 (2005).
[Crossref]

Hendrickson, J.

T. Yoshie, A. Scherer, J. Hendrickson, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, G. Rupper, C. Ell, O. B. Shchekin, and D. G. Deppe, “Vacuum Rabi splitting with a single quantum dot in a photonic crystal nanocavity,” Nature 432, 200 (2004).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

A schematic drawing of the L3 two dimensional nano-cavities investigated in this work.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Refractive index dependence of the band-gap width and band gap centre energy for a two dimensional photonic crystal slab with a = 240 nm, d = 0.6a and r = 0.29a.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a). Q-factor of an L3 nano-cavity versus the photonic crystal slab refractive index n for S = 0. (b) Mode volume V and Purcell factor Fp of an L3 nano-cavity as a function of the photonic crystal slab refractive index n for S = 0.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

The Q-factor of an L3 nano-cavity as a function of the outside hole displacement S, and refractive index n.

Fig. 5(a)
Fig. 5(a)

shows Qmax and Fpmax as a function of the slab refractive index n. Figure 5(b) shows the energy of the cavity mode at maximum Q also as a function of refractive index.

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