Sensors 2013, 13(3), 3262-3269; doi:10.3390/s130303262
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Reconfigurable, Defect-Free, Ultrahigh-Q Photonic Crystal Microcavities for Sensing

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Received: 4 January 2013; in revised form: 24 February 2013 / Accepted: 5 March 2013 / Published: 8 March 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photonic Crystal Sensors)
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Abstract: We propose a new approach for creating reconfigurable high-Q cavities in defect-free photonic crystal slabs (PCSs). The approach relies on selective air-hole infiltration in otherwise defect-free PCSs. We show that using this method we can design ultrahigh-Q microcavities, with Q~106. Numerical calculations indicate a large number of high-Q modes with high sensitivity, which are ideal for simultaneous, multi-parameter refractive index-based sensing.
Keywords: photonic crystal slab; microcavity; infiltration; sensing
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Tomljenovic-Hanic, S.; de Sterke, C.M. Reconfigurable, Defect-Free, Ultrahigh-Q Photonic Crystal Microcavities for Sensing. Sensors 2013, 13, 3262-3269.

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Tomljenovic-Hanic S, de Sterke CM. Reconfigurable, Defect-Free, Ultrahigh-Q Photonic Crystal Microcavities for Sensing. Sensors. 2013; 13(3):3262-3269.

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Tomljenovic-Hanic, Snjezana; de Sterke, C. M. 2013. "Reconfigurable, Defect-Free, Ultrahigh-Q Photonic Crystal Microcavities for Sensing." Sensors 13, no. 3: 3262-3269.

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