Modulated mode-gap cavities in various forms

M. Notomi, E. Kuramochi, H. Taniyama, T. Tanabe, K. Nozaki, A. Shinya, S. Matsuo, T. Sato, Y. Kawaguchi

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It has been over two decades since 3D photonic band gaps were proposed to strongly confine light in a small space [1], but the proposed strong light confinement was achieved just recently in a slightly different form. Recent progress in nano-fabrication technologies enabled high-quality 2D photonic crystals, and various high-Q microcavities have been now realized in them. Among these photonic crystals cavities, only a certain type of cavities experimentally exhibit Q higher than 1 million, which can be categorized as a modulated mode-gap cavity. This type of cavities have several remarkable features besides their high Q, and they have been adopted to various applications and devices. This talk will present these features and possibilities of this particular type of cavities [2].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Photonic Society 24th Annual Meeting, PHO 2011
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event24th Annual Meeting on IEEE Photonic Society, PHO 2011 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 92011 Oct 13

Publication series

NameIEEE Photonic Society 24th Annual Meeting, PHO 2011


Other24th Annual Meeting on IEEE Photonic Society, PHO 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityArlington, VA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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