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Highest-Quality Modes in Disordered Photonic Crystals
Physical Review A
  • Alexey Yamilov, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Hui Cao
Abstract

We studied the modes of the highest-quality factor Qm in disordered photonic crystals. by varying the strength of disorder, we identified five different scaling regimes of the ensemble averaged (Qm) with the system size. For sufficiently large systems, (Qm) reaches the maximum at some finite degree of disorder, where its value is comparable to the quality factor of an intentionally introduced single defect at the center of a photonic band gap. Near this optimal degree of disorder, we predict a superexponential increase of (Qm) with the system size, due to migration of the frequencies of the highest-quality modes toward the photonic band-gap center. Our result may lead to the design and fabrication of ultralow-threshold random laser.

Department(s)
Physics
Sponsor(s)
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Keywords and Phrases
  • Crystals,
  • Laser Modes,
  • Photonic Band Gaps,
  • Photonic Crystals
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2004 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Disciplines
Citation Information
Alexey Yamilov and Hui Cao. "Highest-Quality Modes in Disordered Photonic Crystals" Physical Review A (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alexey-yamilov/17/