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Photonic crystal cavity with self-similar structure and single-photon Kerr nonlinearities

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dc.contributor.advisor Dirk R. Englund. en_US
dc.contributor.author Choi, Hyeongrak en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-11T19:59:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-11T19:59:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/108985
dc.description Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2017. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 31-34). en_US
dc.description.abstract We propose a design of photonic crystal cavity with self-similar electromagnetic boundary conditions, that achieve ultrasmall mode volume (Vff). The electric energy density of a cavity mode can be maximized in the air or dielectric region, depending on the choice of boundary conditions. We illustrate the design concept with a silicon-air ID photon crystal cavity that reaches an ultrasmall mode volume of Vff ~ 7.01 x 10- 5 [lambda]3 at [lambda] ~ 1550 nm. We show that the extreme light concentration in our design can enable ultra-strong Kerr nonlinearities, even at the single photon level. These features open new directions in cavity quantum electrodynamics, spectroscopy, and quantum nonlinear optics. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Hyeongrak Choi. en_US
dc.format.extent 34 pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights MIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.title Photonic crystal cavity with self-similar structure and single-photon Kerr nonlinearities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 986497750 en_US


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