Strong light confinement in rod-connected diamond photonic crystals

Mike Taverne, Daniel Ho, Xu Zheng, Lifeng Chen, Chen-Hsuan N Fang, John Rarity

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We show that it is possible to confine light in a volume of order 10−3 cubic wavelengths using only dielectric material. Low-index (air) cavities are simulated in high-index rod-connected diamond photonic crystals. These cavities show long storage times (Q-factors >106) even at the lowest volumes. Fabrication of such structures could open a new field of photon-level interactions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5202-5205
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number21
Early online date17 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

Structured keywords

  • Bristol Quantum Information Institute
  • QETLabs
  • Photonics and Quantum


  • (140.3945) Microcavities
  • (160.5293) Photonic bandgap materials
  • (160.5298) Photonic crystals


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