Toward mid-infrared nonlinear optics applications of silicon carbide microdisks engineered by lateral under-etching

David Allioux*, Ali Belarouci, Darren Hudson, Eric Magi, Milan Sinobad, Guillaume Beaudin, Adrien Michon, Neetesh Singh, Regis Orobtchouk, Christian Grillet

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Abstract

We report the fabrication and characterization of silicon carbide microdisks on top of silicon pillars suited for applications from near-to mid-infrared. We probe 10 μm diameter disks with different under-etching depths, from 4 μm down to 1.4 μm, fabricated by isotropic plasma etching and extract quality factors up to 8400 at telecom wavelength. Our geometry is suited to present high Q single-mode operation. We experimentally demonstrate high-order whispering-gallery mode suppression while preserving the fundamental gallery mode and investigate some requirements for nonlinear optics applications on this platform, specifically in terms of quality factor and dispersion for Kerr frequency comb generation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B74-B81
Number of pages8
JournalPhotonics Research
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018
Externally publishedYes

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