Hideaki Taniyama

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We demonstrate that ultrasmall double-layer photonic-crystal-slab cavities exhibit a very high-Q value for a wide range of the layer spacing, which enables us to realize unique optomechanical coupling. By mechanically varying the separation, we can achieve extraordinarily large wavelength conversion. In addition, the light stored in the cavity can generate(More)
We report designs for a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystal (PhC) nanocavity with modulated mode-gap barriers based on the lowest dielectric band. These cavities have an ultrahigh theoretical quality factor (Q) of 10(7)-10(8) while maintaining a very small modal volume of 0.6-2.0 (lambda/n)(3), which are the highest Q for any(More)
We have developed a wavelength-scale embedded active-region photonic-crystal laser using lateral p-i-n structure. Zn diffusion and Si ion implantation are used for p- and n-type doping. Room-temperature continuous-wave lasing behavior is clearly observed from the injection current dependence of the output power, 3dB-bandwidth of the peak, and lasing(More)
We have presented a novel design of a photonic crystal slab (PCS) nanocavity, in which the electric field of the cavity mode is strongly localized in free space. The feature of the cavity is a linear air slot introduced to the center of the mode-gap confined PCS cavity. Owing to the discontinuity of the dielectric constant, the electric field of the cavity(More)
A low operating energy is needed for nanocavity lasers designed for on-chip photonic network applications. On-chip nanocavity lasers must be driven by current because they act as light sources driven by electronic circuits. Here, we report the high-speed direct modulation of a lambda-scale embedded active region photonic-crystal (LEAP) laser that holds(More)
We demonstrate highly enhanced optical nonlinearity in a coupled-resonator optical waveguide (CROW) in a four-wave mixing experiment. Using a CROW consisting of 200 coupled resonators based on width-modulated photonic crystal nanocavities in a line defect, we obtained an effective nonlinear constant exceeding 10,000 /W/m, thanks to slow light propagation(More)
We show that ultrahigh-Q wavelength-sized cavities can be reconfigurably formed by local refractive index tuning of photonic-crystal mode-gap waveguides. We have found that Q can be extraordinarily high (approximately 5 x 10(9)), which is much higher than that of structure-modulated mode-gap cavities. Furthermore, the required index modulation is extremely(More)
We systematically studied the spectral and temporal characteristics of wavelength-sized ultrahigh-Q photonic crystal nanocavities based on width-modulated line defects. By employing accurate measurements, we confirmed that the cavity exhibits an ultra-sharp resonance width (1.23 pm), an ultrahigh-Q (1.28x 10(6)), and an ultra-long photon lifetime (1.12(More)
High-bit-rate nanocavity-based single photon sources in the 1,550-nm telecom band are challenges facing the development of fibre-based long-haul quantum communication networks. Here we report a very fast single photon source in the 1,550-nm telecom band, which is achieved by a large Purcell enhancement that results from the coupling of a single InAs quantum(More)