Far-field emission profiles from L3 photonic crystal cavity modes

Cristian Bonato*, Jenna Hagemeier, Dario Gerace, Susanna M. Thon, Hyochul Kim, Lucio C. Andreani, Pierre M. Petroff, Martin P. Van Exter, Dirk Bouwmeester

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We experimentally characterize the spatial far-field emission profiles for the two lowest confined modes of a photonic crystal cavity of the L3 type, finding a good agreement with FDTD simulations. We then link the far-field profiles to relevant features of the cavity mode near-fields, using a simple Fabry-Perot resonator model. The effect of disorder on far-field cavity profiles is clarified through comparison between experiments and simulations. These results can be useful for emission engineering from active centers embedded in the cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-47
Number of pages11
JournalPhotonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • Cavity modes
  • Photonic crystals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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