Abstract

We propose a design for high quality factor two-dimensional (2D) photonic crystal cavities on silicon-on- insulator (SOI). A quality factor of up to 1.2×107 with a modal volume of 2.35(λ/n)3 is simulated. A very high quality factor of 200,000 is experimentally demonstrated for a 2D cavity fabricated on SOI.

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