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Frontiers in Optics
Rochester, New York United States
October 12, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-779-2
Micro- and Nano-Optics I (FWB)

Optical coupling and transport phenomena in long chains of slightly disordered spherical microresonators

Vasily N. Astratov, Jason P. Franchak, Shashanka P. Ashili, Andrey V. Kanaev, Wei Cai, and Shaozhong Deng


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It is shown that weak optical coupling between polystyrene spherical microresonators with size disorders allows creating optical waveguides with attenuation ~2-3 dB per sphere, which can be evanescently coupled to resonant sources of light and used in chip-scale photonic circuits.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

V. N. Astratov, J. P. Franchak, S. P. Ashili, A. V. Kanaev, W. Cai, and S. Deng, "Optical coupling and transport phenomena in long chains of slightly disordered spherical microresonators," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper FWB1.

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