High-Q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal

@article{Akahane2003HighQPN,
  title={High-Q photonic nanocavity in a two-dimensional photonic crystal},
  author={Yoshihiro Akahane and Takashi Asano and Bongshik Song and Susumu Noda},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={425},
  pages={944-947}
}
Photonic cavities that strongly confine light are finding applications in many areas of physics and engineering, including coherent electron–photon interactions, ultra-small filters, low-threshold lasers, photonic chips, nonlinear optics and quantum information processing. Critical for these applications is the realization of a cavity with both high quality factor, Q, and small modal volume, V. The ratio Q/V determines the strength of the various cavity interactions, and an ultra-small cavity… 

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