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Title: Low-order optical whispering-gallery modes in hexagonal nanocavities

Abstract

We present a detailed numerical analysis of the lowest-order resonant modes of a hexagonal dielectric cavity. Our investigations include resonant wave numbers, linewidths, mode patterns, and their dependency on the refractive index. On the basis of our theoretical results, we are able to simulate the resonance spectra of individual hexagonal zinc oxide nanocavities without a free parameter. A superposition of Lorenzian resonance lines leads to perfect agreement with experimental data obtained from polarization-resolved micro-photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence spectroscopy. Series of radially higher-order modes are theoretically predicted and experimentally observed. Therefore, we present a consistent description of the resonance behavior of a hexagonal dielectric optical cavity on nanoscopic scale.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Universitaet Leipzig, Fakultaet fuer Physik und Geowissenschaften, Institut fuer Experimentelle Physik II, Linnestrasse 5, D-04103 Leipzig (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20786369
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 72; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.72.063806; (c) 2005 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; CATHODOLUMINESCENCE; CAVITY RESONATORS; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; LINE WIDTHS; NANOSTRUCTURES; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; POLARIZATION; REFRACTIVE INDEX; RESONANCE; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; ZINC OXIDES

Citation Formats

Nobis, Thomas, and Grundmann, Marius. Low-order optical whispering-gallery modes in hexagonal nanocavities. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0.
Nobis, Thomas, & Grundmann, Marius. Low-order optical whispering-gallery modes in hexagonal nanocavities. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0.
Nobis, Thomas, and Grundmann, Marius. Thu . "Low-order optical whispering-gallery modes in hexagonal nanocavities". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0.
@article{osti_20786369,
title = {Low-order optical whispering-gallery modes in hexagonal nanocavities},
author = {Nobis, Thomas and Grundmann, Marius},
abstractNote = {We present a detailed numerical analysis of the lowest-order resonant modes of a hexagonal dielectric cavity. Our investigations include resonant wave numbers, linewidths, mode patterns, and their dependency on the refractive index. On the basis of our theoretical results, we are able to simulate the resonance spectra of individual hexagonal zinc oxide nanocavities without a free parameter. A superposition of Lorenzian resonance lines leads to perfect agreement with experimental data obtained from polarization-resolved micro-photoluminescence and cathodoluminescence spectroscopy. Series of radially higher-order modes are theoretically predicted and experimentally observed. Therefore, we present a consistent description of the resonance behavior of a hexagonal dielectric optical cavity on nanoscopic scale.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 6,
volume = 72,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}