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Mode hybridization in photonic crystal molecules

Year: 2010

Authors: Vignolini S., Riboli F., Intonti F., Wiersma D., Balet L., Li LH., Francardi M., Gerardino A., Fiore A., Giurioli M.

Autors Affiliation: CNR Istito Nazionale di Ottica, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; European Lab Nonlinear Spect, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Univ Florence, European Lab Nonlinear Spect, CNISM, Dept Phys, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Ecole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Inst Photon & Quantum Elect, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland; CNR, Inst Photon & Nanotechnol, I-00156 Rome, Italy; Eindhoven Univ Technol, COBRA Res Inst, NL-5600 MB Eindhoven, Netherlands

Abstract: A complete control of the coupling between the modes of two photonic crystal microcavities is obtained by using a combination of several local tuning techniques. By a local and controlled modification of one cavity we are able to bring into resonance modes with a different polarization and spatial distribution, producing heteroatomic photonic molecules. Clear anticrossing is observed, denoting the mode hybridization which is in a very good agreement with finite difference time domain calculations. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3475490]

Journal/Review: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS

Volume: 97 (6)      Pages from: 063101  to: 063101

More Information: We acknowledge financial support from the FAR under Project Nos. 851 and MIUR-PRIN H9ZAZR003.
DOI: 10.1063/1.3475490

Citations: 17
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