Photonic crystal cavities for sensing

dielectric modes versus air modes

Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic, Adel Rahmani, M. J. Steel, C. Martijn de Sterke

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Effective sensing with photonic crystal cavities requires optimization of modal quality factor and field overlap. For several unrelated cavities, we find the quality factor dominates, so that dielectric modes are strongly favored over air modes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and 2009 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781557528698
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS 2009) - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 2 Jun 20094 Jun 2009


ConferenceConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS 2009)
CountryUnited States

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