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We present dynamically reconfigurable photonic crystal nanobeam cavities, operating at ~1550 nm, that can be continuously and reversibly tuned over a 9.5 nm wavelength range. The devices are formed by two coupled nanobeam cavities, and the tuning is achieved by varying the lateral gap between the nanobeams. An electrostatic force, obtained by applying bias(More)
We design and fabricate a new taper structure for adiabatic mode transformation in two-dimensional photonic-crystal waveguides patterned into a GaInAsP confining layer. The taper efficiency is validated by measurement of a reduction of the reflection between an access ridge and a photonic-crystal guide with one missing row from 6% to less than 1%. This(More)
Design of a doubly-clamped beam structure capable of localizing mechanical and optical energy at the nanoscale is presented. The optical design is based upon photonic crystal concepts in which patterning of a nanoscale-cross-section beam can result in strong optical localization to an effective optical mode volume of 0.2 cubic wavelengths (λ c) 3. By(More)
An analogy can be established between image processing and statistical mechanics. Many early- and intermediate-vision tasks such as restoration, image segmentation, and motion detection can be formulated as optimization problems that consist in finding the ground states of an energy function. This approach yields excellent results, but, once it is(More)
We present results for a photonic microwave resonator designed and fabricated at 17.4GHz with a record high Quality factor (Q = 26,400) at room temperature over a mode volume smaller than one cubic wavelength. The cavity is uniquely designed to have its electric field concentrated in air, which allows for efficient coupling to free space and facilitates(More)
We experimentally demonstrate that hybridized nanocavities in optically thick metal films radiate in coherence, and act as an efficient single-polarized plasmonic nano-antenna array. We employ propagating and localized plasmons to enhance polarization control along one axis, with total suppression of the perpendicular polarization component. The(More)
We propose a platform to achieve ultra-high Quality factor (Q) optical resonators based on semiconductor nanowires. By defining one-dimensional photonic crystal at nanowire ends and engineering the micro-cavity pattern, cavities with Q of 3×10 5 and mode volume smaller than 0.2(λ/n) 3 have been designed. This represents an increase of almost three orders of(More)
The concept and design of L5 photonic band gap nanocavities in two-dimensional photonic crystal slabs for enhancement of stimulated Raman amplification and lasing in monolithic silicon is suggested for the first time. Specific high quality factor and small modal volume nanocavities are designed which supports the required pump-Stokes modal spacing in(More)
We have investigated both theoretically and experimentally the spectral behavior and the transmission and reflection performance of a photonic-crystal (PhC) mode converter upon an InP substrate. This taper exhibits 70% transmission efficiency on an 80-nm bandwidth when it couples a ridge access guide to a strongly confined single-missing-row PhC guide. Such(More)
We investigate the design of taper structures for coupling to slow-light modes of various photonic-crystal waveguides while taking into account parameter uncertainties inherent in practical fabrication. Our short-length (11 periods) robust tapers designed for λ = 1.55 μm and a slow-light group velocity of c/34 have a total loss of < 20 dB even in the(More)
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