META Conference, META'12

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Optical control of the quality factor of photonic crystal nanocavities for cavity quantum electrodynamics
Milo Yaro Swinkels, Chaoyuan Jin, Robert Johne, Thang Ba Hoang, Leonardo Midolo, Peterus Johannes van Veldhoven, Andrea Fiore

Last modified: 2012-01-03

Abstract


We demonstrate the quality-factor (Q-factor) tuning of a photonic crystal nanocavity by thermo-optically bringing it into resonance with a different nearby cavity. Q-tuning of up to a factor 2 has been observed. The spontaneous emission rate of quantum dots in the cavity has also been measured, a lifetime depending on the spectral alignment of the two cavities has been found.

Keywords


photonic crystals