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Ultrafast reciprocal space investigation of cavity-waveguide coupling

Year: 2011

Authors: Burresi M., van Oosten D., Song B.S., Noda S., Kuipers L.

Autors Affiliation: Center for Nanophotonics, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF),Science Park 104, 1098 XG Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS) and CNR-INO, Via N. Carrara 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy;
Debye Institute for NanoMaterials Science, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80000, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands;
Department of Electronic Science and Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan;
School of Information and Communication, Sungkyunkwan University, Janan-Gu, Suwon 440-746, Korea

Abstract: Local information on the coupling mechanism between the photonic crystal nanocavity and the feeding waveguide is crucial to enable further improvements of the performance of these systems. Although several investigations on such a coupling have already been performed, information on the local dynamic properties remains hidden. Here, we present a reciprocal space investigation of the dynamics of light side-coupled to a photonic crystal nanocavity. We find that the coupling is promoted by Bloch harmonics having greater transverse momentum. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America

Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS

Volume: 36 (10)      Pages from: 1827  to: 1829

More Information: We wish to thank H. Schoenmaker for technical support. This work is part of the research program of the \”Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie (FOM),\” which is financially supported by the \”Nederlandse organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO).\” Support by the NWO (Vici grant) is gratefully acknowledged. This work is also supported by NanoNed, a nanotechnology program of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. B. S. Song acknowledges the support of WCU program (R32-2008-000-10204-0) from the Korea Research Foundation (KRF).
DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.001827

Citations: 4
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