2 May 2014 Optical characterization of active photon cages
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Abstract
Recently, we developed a new family of 3D photonic hollow resonators which theoretically allow tight confinement of light in a fluid (gaz or liquid): the photon cages. These new resonators could be ideal for sensing applications since they not only localize the electromagnetic energy in a small mode volume but also enforce maximal overlap between this localized field and the environment (i.e. a potential volume of nano-particles). In this work, we will present numerical and experimental studies of the interaction of a photon cage optical mode with nano-emitters. For this, PbS quantum dot emitters in a PDMS host matrix have been introduced in photon cages designed to have optimal confinement properties when containing a PDMS-based active medium. Photoluminescence measurements have been performed and the presence of quantum dot emitters in the photon cages has been demonstrated.
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R. Artinyan, A. Benamrouche, C. Belacel, M. Kozubova, A. Berthelot, A.M. Jurdyc, G. Beaudin, V. Aimez, P. Rojo-Romeo, J.L. Leclercq, R. Peretti, X. Letartre, S. Callard, "Optical characterization of active photon cages", Proc. SPIE 9127, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices XI, 91270K (2 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052292; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2052292
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