The non-local optical interaction of two semiconductor microdisks with a waveguide bridged at radial direction is proposed and studied by three dimensional finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) electromagnetic simulations. The strong and weak optical interactions between two microdisks are observed and ascribed to the internal coupled modes with different coupling ratios. The vertical radiation losses and the related mode quality factors are modulated by waveguide length and present oscillation characteristics for the resonant modes. In addition, the optical leakage of coupling system is affected by the etching depth of disks due to the emission of minor components of electric field.
© 2014 Chinese Optics Letters
Lasers and Laser Optics
Meixin Lei, Kaijun Che, Changlei Guo, Saiyu Luo, and Zhiping Cai, "Waveguide modulated non-local optical interaction of semiconductor microdisks," Chin. Opt. Lett. 12, 071401- (2014)