Inverse Design of a Three-Dimensional Nanophotonic Resonator

J. Lu, S. Boyd, and J. Vuckovic

Optics Express, 19(11):10563-10570, May 2011.

The inverse design of a three-dimensional nanophotonic resonator is presented. The design methodology is computationally fast (10 minutes on a standard desktop workstation) and utilizes a 2.5-dimensional approximation of the full three-dimensional structure. As an example, we employ the proposed method to design a resonator which exhibits a mode volume of 0.32(lambda/n)^3 and a quality factor of 7063.