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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