Scanning a photonic crystal slab nanocavity by condensation of xenon

S. Mosor, J. Hendrickson, B. C. Richards, J. Sweet, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, T. Yoshie, A. Scherer, O. B. Shchekin, D. G. Deppe

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Allowing xenon or nitrogen gas to condense onto a photonic crystal slab nanocavity maintained at 10-20 K results in shifts of the nanocavity mode wavelength by as much as 5 nm (≃4 meV). This occurs in spite of the fact that the mode defect is achieved by omitting three holes to form the spacer. This technique should be useful in changing the detuning between a single quantum dot transition and the nanocavity mode for cavity quantum electrodynamics experiments, such as mapping out a strong coupling anticrossing curve. Compared with temperature scanning, it has a much larger scan range and avoids phonon broadening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number141105
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 3 2005

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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