Nanowire photonic crystal waveguides for single-atom trapping and strong light-matter interactions

@article{Yu2014NanowirePC,
  title={Nanowire photonic crystal waveguides for single-atom trapping and strong light-matter interactions},
  author={S.-P. Yu and Jonathan D. Hood and Juan A. Muniz and Michael J. Martin and Richard A. Norte and Chen-Lung Hung and Se'an M. Meenehan and Justin D. Cohen and Oskar J. Painter and Harry J. Kimble},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={104},
  pages={111103}
}
We present a comprehensive study of dispersion-engineered nanowire photonic crystal waveguides suitable for experiments in quantum optics and atomic physics with optically trapped atoms. Detailed design methodology and specifications are provided, as are the processing steps used to create silicon nitride waveguides of low optical loss in the near-IR. Measurements of the waveguide optical properties and power-handling capability are also presented. 

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