Longitudinal strain sensitive effect in a photonic crystal cavity

Bui Thanh Tung, Dzung Viet Dao, Taro Ikeda, Yoshiaki Kanamori, Kazuhiro Hane, Susumu Sugiyama

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This paper reports the theoretical and experimental investigations of the strain-induced resonant wavelength shift effect of a 2-D photonic crystal (PhC) cavity for strain sensing applications. Strain sensitivity of a high quality factor PhC cavity is studied based on finite element method (FEM) and finite difference time domain (FDTD) simulations. The results show that the resonant wavelength of cavity is proportional to the application of strain. Linear relationships between strain applied and shift of resonant wavelength were obtained. Accordingly, it is possible to detect the strain by determining resonant wavelength shift. The test device was realized on silicon-on-insulator for experimental investigation. The sensitivity to longitudinal strains was determined to be 0.95 pm/μ-strain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1357-1360
Number of pages4
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event25th Eurosensors Conference - Athens, Greece
Duration: 2011 Sept 42011 Sept 7


  • Cavity
  • FDTD
  • Photonic crystal
  • Strain sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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