High reflectance mirrors for micro-cavity applications

N. Sidqi, C. Clark, G. S. Buller

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Cavity-based single photon emission possesses a very high potential for future quantum networks and quantum communication systems. Fabry-Perot cavities especially, are a good candidate for these applications, thanks to a circular mode profile emission and low-lasing threshold. These properties are related to the small volume of the active region and the use of highly reflective Distributed Bragg mirrors (DBRs). The reflectance of the DBRs is related to the finesse of the cavity. In order to assure a strong coupling in the cavity, a high finesse is required and therefore a reflectivity value as high as 99.9999%. Achieving such a difficult goal faces many technical challenges and limiting parameters such as optical losses (scatter and absorption) and other limitations related to thin film coating technologies. The control of the mirror fabrication and losses will be addressed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterial Technologies and Applications to Optics, Structures, Components, and Sub-Systems IV
EditorsMatthias Kroedel, Bill A. Goodman
ISBN (Electronic)9781510628960
ISBN (Print)9781510628953
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2019
EventSPIE Optical Engineering + Applications 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 201912 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSPIE Optical Engineering + Applications 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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