Experimental demonstration of the slow group velocity of light in two-dimensional coupled photonic crystal microcavity arrays
We recently proposed two-dimensional coupled photonic crystal microcavity arrays as a route to achieve a slow-group velocity of light (flat band) in all crystal directions. In this letter we present the experimental demonstration of such structures with a measured group velocity below 0.008c and discuss the feasibility of applications such as low-threshold photonic crystal lasers with increased output powers, optical delay components, and sensors. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.
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